Making Democracy Work

Programs and Meetings

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, November 15, 2018
7 - 8 PM
The Attleboro Community
290-310 E. Winchester Avenue in Langhorne, PA
Refugee and Immigrant Family and Youth Services and Needs. (Doylestown) Looking to better understand the needs of immigrants and refugees arriving to our country and in particular needs and services in place for unaccompanied minors, the League of Women Voters of Bucks County (LWVBC) has arranged for a speaker to address those topics in a program open to the public. Heidi Farinas, Director of Donor Engagement of Bethany Christian Services (Bethany), will be speaking, Extra parking on the grass will be available the night of the program. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer period. Ms. Farinas plans to have a social worker join her to explain the work that Bethany is doing with unaccompanied minors. Bethany is a nonprofit organization that has been serving refugees in the United States for over 40 years. Each year thousands of people arrive in the United States as refugees and immigrants, fleeing from violence and disaster. In partnership with local churches and community agencies, Bethany welcomes refugee and immigrant families and empowers them to adjust to their new life in the United States. Since 2013, Bethany has helped reunify over 5,000 refugee children and families. Bethany identifies one of their top priorities is reunifying refugee children with their families of origin. `We are working with the government to help develop rapid reunification plans for all separated children, not those just in Bethany's care, and to provide alternatives to jail for refugee children and families' states Bethany on the Updated FAQs at https://www.bethany.org/campaigns/refugee Questions about the program can be directed to LWVBC at (215) 230-9986 or by emailing lwvbuckspa@gmail.com. More information about LWVBC can be found at https://www.Facebook.com/LWVBucksCounty