Our story begins in 2015, when we saw that refugee families being resettled in the Washington DC metro area were struggling to find their footing. Newcomer families needed help navigating their new home.
Word soon spread that if you had time to spare and an open heart, you could make a difference. Our volunteers were inspired by our vision that together, a community can bridge gaps in communication, culture and services for newly arrived families.
Solutions in Hometown Connections was established in 2017 to provide durable programs and solutions to refugee and immigrant families–especially the wives, mothers and daughters who are not accessing English programs, or the workforce, as easily as the men in their families. Through SHC, families receive warm and welcoming English language instruction and multigenerational educational programs, learn to navigate services, and are connected to an inclusive community.