Support CT Refugee Women and their Families

by Elena's Light
Play Video
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Support CT Refugee Women and their Families
Jul 13, 2021

Updates: Vaccination Events and ESL Program

To accommodate the growing concerns of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elena's Light partnered with Haven Free Clinic and Yale's Community Healthcare van to set up two mobile vaccination clinics within walking distance of our clients. Together, we were able to provide over 120 vaccinations to the immigrant and refugee community in New Haven! We were also able to provide yummy treats from Donut Crazy and host socially distanced programming for children and families to enjoy. The Yale Community Healthcare Van has taken vaccinations to the communities for easier access. Our free vaccination event was one of a handful of events sponsored by the Yale Community Healthcare Van that has given vulnerable communities in New Haven access to Covid-19 vaccination that otherwise would be inaccessible. In line with Elena’s Light’s vision to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, both the Yale Community Healthcare Van and the Haven Free Clinic of New Haven seek to provide reliable healthcare to vulnerable, uninsured communities. Elena’s Light is proud to partner with these like-minded organizations to bring vaccinations to the immigrant and refugee communities.

With the help of 16 returning and new tutors we were able to provide ESL classes to 19 refugee women over the course of two semesters. Through our collaborations with organizations like the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) and the Yale Refugee Clinic we have expanded our reach beyond New Haven to refugee women all the way in Fairfield County! Over the next few semesters we aim to continue this trend and expand our client base into greater Connecticut.

This summer we had incredible demand from the community for our ESL services and had to actively recruit and train over five new tutors. Tutors receive refugee education and cultural competency training prior to teaching. We emphasize sensitivity and empathy to foster cross-cultural exchange and new friendships. Elena’s Light values volunteerism from those who share our vision to provide equity of opportunity to all members of our community.

ESL Spring 2021 Tutor Orientation
ESL Spring 2021 Tutor Orientation
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Elena's Light

Location: North Haven, CT - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Fereshteh Ganjavi
North Haven, CT United States
$5,756 raised of $15,000 goal
 
69 donations
$9,244 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Elena's Light has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.