It is our intent to partner with Integrated Refugee and Immigration services (IRIS) to co-sponsor one refugee family per year each year between now and 2020, and possibly beyond. This is an involved process requiring a combination of volunteer hours and fundraising. According to our contact at IRIS, most community co-sponsors have over 40 different people contribute personal time toward the resettlement effort, and even more offering financial support.
Our first information session was on September 18. We will have two more – one in November, one in January – and plan to begin collecting resources in February of 2018. Watch this space for information about what our next steps are.