Title

The Refugee Resettlement Program, run by Catholic Charities Maine, has assisted

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

11-30-1995

Pages

1, 8-11, 14

Abstract

The Refugee Resettlement Program, run by Catholic Charities Maine, has assisted nearly 4,000 refugees since 1975, providing caseworker services for six months. Most refugees are employed soon after they move to Portland, and while RRP refers them to area English classes, many don't make it to school because they are too busy working. Some advocates charge RRP's focus on jobs over language and culture training is misguided. With profiles of Georges Kabongo Mubalamate, a refugee from Zaire; Slobodan Forkapic and his family, refugees from the former Yugoslavia; and the Ethnic Minority Coalition, which eventually hopes to assume the primary role of resettling refugees. Related essay by Reza Jalali of the EMC.

Subjects

Refugee Resettlement Program, Refugees

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