NBARC is an interfaith group of six congregations working together to provide community-based support to asylum seekers in Newton and Brookline, Massachussetts. We began as a “ Cluster” working with Refugee Immigration Ministries (RIM) based in Malden, MA, but also have relationships with other organizations.
NBARC provides, or helps find, housing, food, clothing, English language instruction, daycare, education, and opportunities for community engagement to asylum-seekers. We work with these clients from the time they submit their asylum claim until they obtain work authorization, find employment, and become self supporting. For more on what asylum is, and the life-and-death issues that asylum-seekers face, see our Resources page.
We have helped asylum seekers from many countries and expect to be working with an Afghan family soon. For more information, see our page about Our Work.
There are many ways you can contribute to NBARC's success. See our Volunteer page.
We place clients with volunteers who welcome asylum seekers into their homes for a limited amount of time. To learn more, please see our Housing page.
In addition, we give each family a monthly allowance for food and other necessities. No donated money goes to our administrative expenses, not even to fundraising, as we are entirely volunteer-run. All our funding comes from donations, and it is all used to support our clients. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, please see our Donate page.
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