YRM conducts an advocacy program designed specifically for refugee neighbors. The program helps to ensure that they receive equal, and quality, educational, medical, and social services. YRM also provides transportation to and from appointments, as most of the refugees do not yet have personal vehicles.
Through word-of-mouth, refugees contact and confide in YRM and ask for assistance with enrollment and understanding of the different public services. Most of the time those who come to YRM for assistance have for one reason or another fallen through the cracks of the federal refugee relocation program – although initially, they all have at some point received services. By working closely with the youth, trust is earned and communication with the entire family is established. The neighbors typically originate from the Congo, Liberia, Eritrea, Somalia, Iraq, Vietnam, Burma (Myanmar), Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Niger, Burundi and Bhutan.
In order to bring healing and restoration YRM offers one on one, group support and prayer in a confidential environment.
Where it is evident that in-depth, specific help is needed we will refer to local counseling centers. Currently we are involved with: