The Center in Utica assists refugees, immigrants, and those with limited English language proficiency as they begin to settle into a new country and/or city beginning with welcoming them, and then completely supporting them throughout the process of integrating into a new country and/or city. The Center helps refugees, immigrants, and those with limited English language achieve independence by developing and offering the services they need. For example, learning English, accessing health care, finding employment, safety instruction that includes how to use the roadways as a pedestrian/bicyclist/licensed driver,.... The Center works toward building a community with many cultures.
Although the government provides a stipend to The Center to cover the costs of the bare minimum of essentials (a place to live, a toothbrush, dishes, a chair, a bed...) for each individual as they are resettled, it does not necessarily provide all the essentials. For example, school supplies for a school aged child, a simple toy, or complete winter clothing for each person.
Some of our ABY community and current/past Cabinet members have been supported by The Center in Utica
Want to donate to the mission project with your credit card? Head to the ABY Donate Page. On the Drop-down "Donation Designation" click on "ABY Mission Project" - follow instructions.