Looking for a way to help refugees and asylum seekers?
Lexington Refugee Assistance program (http://www.lexrap.org) is looking for people who have an extra room in their homes, and space in their hearts, to be foster parents to Unaccompanied Refugee Minors. These are refugee children who have fled their homes and lost their families; they are now in the US seeking safety, shelter, education, and the hope of a life free of violence. Will you consider this, or do you know someone who might?
Children are most often in their teen years and come from a number of countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. They receive financial support and social services until the age of 22. While they have been through a lot, these kids are survivors, and it is a joy to see them blossom in a safe and stable environment.
LexRAP is working with Ascentria Care Alliance, to find homes for unaccompanied minors. While Ascentria provides oversight of the program, LexRAP volunteers are ready to help with a variety of needs, for families in the Lexington area who are ready and willing to take on this rewarding work.
LexRAP is hosting an information session for anyone who might be interested on January 25, at 7:00 PM at the Community Center. If you have questions, feel free to contact Omar Khudari or Jane Eckert.