ECCO USA

All refugees should be able to resettle into welcoming communities that provide meaningful access to high‐quality and culturally sensitive services that honor their strengths, support their education and career goals and promote their overall health and well‐being.

Volunteers, Crisis Counselors, and Peer Support Specialists in ECCO deliver  Immigrants Resettlement Services such as:

2- Mental Health and Wellness Support
  • Weekly Mental health relaxation sessions
  • Adult and Youth Mental Health Counseling
  • On-call and in-person mental health peer support
4- Community Events and Outreach
  • ECCO organizes social gatherings and community for newcomer social engagement 
  • ECCO manages support groups on social media for newcomer refugee adults
3- ESL Classes
  • ESL Class for New Comer

    AdultsECCO is currently running 88 families with more than 562 individual students.

    4- Resource Navigation
    • Crisis counseling
    • Interpretation services for Adults and youth
    • Provide support for obtaining a Driving Permit and Driving License 
    • Providing support for young adults, seniors, disabled, and mentally disabled with relief aid such as food, clothes, resources, and paperwork
    • Providing translation services in schools, doctors, Immigration, social service appointments, and paperwork
    • Providing rides to appointments for those who can not drive 
    • Providing support and resources for employment and job search
    • Providing support for finding housing, Airbnb, and temporary housing.
    • Storing and door-to-door distribution of clothing, nonperishable food, and Sanitary products

    Afghan Refugees Resettlement

    Since the U.S. withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan in August, the U.S. has evacuated more than 76,000 Afghan nationals to the U.S., according to a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As of Jan. 31, more than 68,000 Afghans relocated to the U.S. through Operation Allies Welcome have been resettled in communities across the country, in coordination with more than 290 local resettlement agencies. The path to life and resettlement is lengthy, filled with red tape and new daily challenges. The challenge for us is sustaining support and resources for as long as it takes to give refugees a place to live and the connections they need to thrive in their new homes. 

    Thousands of Afghan immigrant families are still in temporary housing and hotels where their immediate needs for resettlements are not met.  

    ECCO has volunteered to provide Resettlement support for

    • 540  families in the Bay Area
    • 55 families in Turlock 
    • 22 families in San Jose
    • 8 families in Modesto
    • 44 families from Sacramento, Tracy, Manteca, and Brentwood

    Please click here if you need support

    Najia Hajizadeh

    • 510 401 40113
    • nhajizada@gmail.com

    Amira Karimi

    • 510 943 2892
    • karimi_amira@yahoo.com

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