in Lexington Massachusetts and Neighboring Towns
There are places where being who you are is a punishable offense. There are places where you might be sentenced to death because you chose to live. These places have many names. But the ones who flee, have one. Refugee.
Hosting offers a safe and welcoming place for asylum seekers to stay where they can learn English, adjust to American culture and prepare for self-sufficiency. Here’s how.
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We are 100% volunteer organization and need your financial support. Every dollar we raise goes to support our refugee and asylum seeking families.
An Interview with Mustafa Abo-Tabik
Mustafa Abo-Tabik lives in Lexington with his brother, sister-in-law and young neice. When the Covid lock down started, he reached out helping hands and offered his services as a food shopper for folks before all the stores started expanded delivery. He is now enrolled at Minutemen Tech in a mechanic training program and working at the Toyota dealership in Lexington.
Working with this family has been amazing. At the beginning their need was so great. We were there at every school meeting, all communications, doctor’s visits, etc. Every year they became more and more independent.
Meet LexRAP Volunteer Naomi Rosenthal
Naomi Rosenthal, a retired Special Education teacher living in Lexington, has been a LexRAP volunteer since the fall of 2018. Naomi got involved with LexRAP in a somewhat roundabout way.
Benesh and her sister came to see that they would need to leave the country. They faced difficult choices – their mother, another sister, and brother were in Kabul and did not have access to leaving. Benesh and her sister were eventually able to get on an airlift from Kabul to an airbase in Germany where they stayed for a week or so before being transferred to Ft. Dix in New Jersey.
Unaccompanied Refugee Minors
Ascentria is a refugee resettlement agency that LexRAP partners with in the support of adult refugees and their families.
100% volunteer effort (no paid staff)
We currently support over 100 people
LexRAP refurbishes laptops and has given over 60 to refugee families
100% of donations go directly to Refugee Support Services
Something Like Home
Something Like Home is a Duolingo documentary about the impact of language and education on the lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey and Jordan.
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