You care about your immigrant neighbors. You have made donations and have told your legislators of your views. Perhaps your heart was stirred as Deirdre Giblin described the plight of asylum seekers when she spoke about her work as an immigration lawyer on Just Peace Sunday. Maybe you want to do more. The Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) Metro North Cluster invites you to learn about becoming a host home for an asylum seeker.
The training will include specific information about what’s involved in being a host family to an asylum seeker — either short term or a longer term of 6 months or more. In addition, one or two people who have been or currently are hosts for an asylum seeker will be there to answer questions and share their experiences. Attending the training does not mean a commitment to be a host family, only that you are interested in knowing more.