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.

 FOUNDERS

Rania Elkhatib, M.D., MPS

Zane Noureddine, B.S. in Psychology

Noha Abdel Gawad, M.D.