A comprehensive resettlement program for our wartime allies
To provide comprehensive resettlement assistance to endangered wartime allies who served U.S. interests in conflict and war zones.
Humanitarian parole information for US-based afghans with family members in danger in afghanistan
If you have family members living in Afghanistan, and they are in danger, we are recommending that you file for HUMANITARIAN PAROLE for your family member(s). We cannot offer legal advice, nor provide an immigration attorney. Below are the instructions for the I-131 form needed to understand the Humanitarian Parole process; the I-131 form, and the second form, I-134 for a US sponsor. Read instructions about the process and download the forms here:
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Our wartime allies Resettlement program
Thanks to our community partners and volunteers, Keeping Our Promise, Inc. offers the following resettlement services to help our wartime allies:
Finds and furnishes apartments for newly-arrived families.
Offers Caring Circles for each family to navigate the necessities of their new lives in Rochester, and to learn about our wonderful museums, parks, and natural beauty of the Western New York region.
Assists with school enrollment.
Explores skilled-trades training with every adult, and assists with enrollment and training programs.
Helps with finding employment, and referral to employment services.
Offers modest car grants so SIVs can get to work. (*Each family must have a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time back to our community to qualify for a car grant, and car grants are donation-dependent).
Works with local programs offering free skilled trades programs and English classes for families who need extra help.
Offers a children's horse riding program and camp where they may meet other SIV children with shared experiences, and to learn that they are not alone.