The Resiliency and Well-Being Program addresses longer term, systemic issues in the community and toward more inclusive sustainable development solutions through our Immigrant Advocacy Center based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Our case workers provide an inclusive sequenced set of services tailored to culture/context/population giving a programmatic boost to break the “deprivation of basic capabilities” often found in our client community. These interventions include livelihood training, transfers of cash and productive assets, and encouragement of savings, all facilitated through in-person coaching.
Either through direct services, or through our partners, we will provide free/low cost legal services, education, and advocacy support. These recurring touch-points remind that change is possible and support will be available along the way. The program is designed to run for up to two years, during which a person can be expected to transform his or her life, “graduating” higher onto the economic, social and health ladders— permanently above the rung that they started on—where they can enjoy a degree of control and independence, often for the first time in their life.
Emphasis is on allowing the participants to lead their own progress, with the knowledge that at the end of the commitment period, they will be on their own. If this progress stalls, the caseworker will be there to help.