A comprehensive resettlement program for our wartime allies
Keeping Our Promise, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide comprehensive resettlement assistance to our wartime allies. These wartime partners were former local interpreters and support personnel of the U.S. government in conflict zones. Because of their employment in support of the United States, their lives were placed in danger.
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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.