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2015 Holiday Appeal - Beyond Syria
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since last summer all of the United States witnessed the mass migration of Syrian refugees fleeing their brutal civil war. This exodus left many wondering what were the implications for refugee resettlement in the US: http://goo.gl/vbB8GH
2015 Holiday Appeal - Survivor Support Services
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Although Domestic Violence occurs at the same rate across all communities. The murder rate is significantly higher among immigrant and refugee women because of the barriers they face in seeking freedom. Read the latest installment of our 2015 Holiday Appeal: http://goo.gl/l7Uho9

2015 Holiday Appeal - Cultural Calendar
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether the Chopin Singing Society, Korean Dancers, Ugandan drummers, or the Karen Wrist Tying festival, IIB has been home to newcomer celebrations for more than a century.

2015 Holiday Appeal - Akili's Story
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Akili and his wife Reny fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2008. After a 1,300 mile journey and six years in a refugee camp, they're building a new life in Buffalo: http://goo.gl/EfYNms

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Preventive Services

The goal of the Preventive Services Department is to bridge the cultural gap that currently exists between social service providers and the various ethnic communities in the Buffalo area within a child welfare context. Specifically, we work closely with refugee and immigrant families, as well as with child welfare agencies and child protection workers, to ensure mutual understanding and successful adaptation to life in the United States. To this end, we provide home-based traditional preventive services, with an emphasis on cultural orientation. Additionally, we conduct outreach and training for child welfare agencies to give them the tools to work effectively with immigrant and refugee communities.

For more information on these important services or to arrange a training, please contact  Preventive Services Coordinator Shea Post at 883-1900, ext. 322, or spost@iibuff.org.

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"God bless America. She take care of me."
-Somali refugee Ahmed Hassan, The Buffalo News

The mission of the International Institute of Buffalo is to assist immigrants, refugees, their families, and others who face linguistic and cultural barriers to become self-sufficient, productive members of our community, and to increase global understanding and international connections in Western New York.
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