Our cultural accompaniment model is all about relationships. In the Bridge Builders program, local residents work with RCP members to address immediate needs and work toward long term goals. These relationships are grounded in a critical awareness of structures and legacies of power and oppression, and are wonderfully reciprocal, where both parties take care of one another.
Through Hive Link, we collect, translate, and disseminate information digitally to Members in their language of proficiency, and on their platforms of choice. Members receive everything from alerts on public health and safety information, to notifications about job opportunities, or school resource fairs, to chances to participate in town halls. And we provide interactive support, so Members can talk to a real person about information received.
Through Language Partners we provide proactive interpretation and accompaniment for refugee and immigrant community members whose primary language is not English. And we provide skill building and career training for refugee and immigrant youth who want to work in language services.
Women’s Group provides therapeutic support for refugee women who are survivors of war-related trauma by using social kinship and the arts to facilitate social and emotional healing. Community Conversations- monthly gatherings between refugee and immigrant residents and local law enforcement, was born out of the Women’s Group ideation.
Perhaps we can add something on that, too? That could be cool....