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.
Last year, Texas welcomed over 10,000 refugees from around the world. More than 75% of the refugees resettled in Texas fled from Bhutan, Burma, or Iraq. 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 creates access to opportunities for our clients, empowering them toward independence. 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.
Please support Mosaic’s clients during Refugee Awareness month by
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