Meet the Cane Family. The Canes were forced to flee their home in southern Burma because of a civil war that lasted for more than 60 years, and since 2003 they have lived in one of Thailand’s biggest refugee camps, They had limited access to food, education, healthcare, and even the chance to work. But finally after 10 years the Canes have made it to Minnesota, and they need all the help they can get to get adjusted to their new lives in America.
Within two weeks of arriving, the case managers at the institute must organize social services like EBT and WIC for the family, register the adults and children for school, apply for social security and other government services. refugees that come through the institute also get help paying their first three months rent, receive free English classes, and also get help finding a job.
While the Cane’s might have a good start on their new lives in America, the Institute can only help them for so long before they must make it on their own. More refugees arrive every week, and they all need the same level of love and support. Please consider donating to the The Institute so that we can make the most out of our time with these families.