Who is a refugee? And how does Mosaic help?
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country due to war, persecution, or violence. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries. Refugees have a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Due to this persecution, refugees cannot return to their home country.
Typically, Texas and California are the top two states for refugees to resettle, with many refugees moving to Dallas and the greater North Texas area. Most refugees have undergone extreme physical and psychological hardship, but culture shock, limited English, and other barriers often prevent them from accessing the health care they need.
Mosaic supports refugees through our Social Adjustment Services and Citizenship Programs. These programs create access to opportunities for refugees, empowering them toward independence. All Mosaic’s refugee case managers are former refugees, and have the same lived experience and cultural background of the refugee clients they serve. Our bilingual case managers work with recently arrived refugees to identify their needs and access resources, functioning as interpreters and advocates. Mosaic staff is fluent in over 25 languages, enabling them to serve as a cultural bridge.
Last year, 986 refugees were served through Mosaic’s Social Adjustment Services and Citizenship Programs, and 98% of Citizenship clients achieved positive legal outcomes due to the services provided. Mosaic works with refugees from all over the world – from Sudan to Afghanistan, Ukraine to Burma, we are here for refugees in North Texas.
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