VOLUNTEER INITIATIVE FOR ACCULTURATION (VIA) PROGRAM
The purpose of this program is to facilitate integration of refugees with their local community. We feel that language, among other cultural barriers are a strong hindrance to this integration, especially in a competitive job market. This in turn puts refugee populations at various psycho-social risks including isolation, crime, and substance abuse. Our hope is to assist with the acculturation process by introducing them to the cultural resources available to them in their communities.
*This is a person centered program and we are flexible to the needs of the participants whatever they may be.
Rania Elkhatib, M.D., MPS
Zane Noureddine, B.S. in Psychology
Noha Abdel Gawad, M.D.