Befriending Refugees Beyond the First 6 Months

What can we do when a family has become independent and doesn’t need our help meeting immediate needs? 

If your refugee family has reached sustainability, this is a wonderful marker in their journey here! Hopefully you have grown in friendship with them over the past months. Our goal from the start was for them to grow in friendship with you, while becoming progressively less dependent upon you. From this point on, we encourage you to continue in friendship with them, just as you would with any other friend. It is likely that they will still have periodic questions, and you are in the perfect position to continue offering them that advice or help. As you continue in your friendship, we would encourage you to consider beginning friendship with another refugee/family.