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What are "Welcoming Our New Neighbors" Meetings?

In October 2016, Salem Leadership Foundation, in partnership with Catholic Charities and Salem Alliance Church, hosted a series of lunch meetings called “Welcoming Our New Neighbors.” The purpose of these meetings was to bring together the various groups and organizations that were seeking to care for refugees and explore how the efforts could be coordinated.

Doug and Anya (Co-Founders) joined the “Welcoming Our New Neighbors” meetings & saw the incredible collaboration that was taking place.  Near the end of the meetings, they presented the group with an idea to form a network called Salem For Refugees to continue the community collaboration in caring for our new neighbors. The group voted, “Yes!” and Salem For Refugees was born!

Since then, "Welcoming Our New Neighbors" meetings have been a vital way to educate and involve our community in the refugee resettlement efforts in Salem.

Join Us.

Monday, January 8th 

12:00 - 1:00pm

In person at Broadway Commons

Join us on the first Monday of every month from 12:00 - 1:00pm to stay informed on what is happening with refugee resettlement in Salem and engaged in welcoming our newest neighbors.

Stay after from 1:00 - 1:30pm for a Salem For Refugees Info Session for anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about refugee resettlement in Salem and opportunities to get involved.

Click here to sign up for our meeting reminders with Zoom link and password.

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