Nashua Host Home Network

 

The Nashua Host Home Network (NHHN) is an interfaith group sponsored by UU Action NH and 6 Congregations in Greater Nashua. NHHN supports asylum seekers and the resettlement of refugees. Today we have 14 active volunteers who help Patricia, a single mother, Prime, her 10-year-old son, and Blessing, her 6-year-old daughter enter American life. Patricia and her family escaped persecution in the Congo, their native country, and they were forced to hide out in a refugee camp in Malawi for 5 years. The goal is to establish stability, support health and education,
and get Patricia and family to the point where they can thrive.


The work and assistance needed is a lot more than one would think. We are looking for additional helpers this wonderful family.


To volunteer, contact:
Paul Introcaso: p.introcaso@comcast.net  or
Jessica Price:  jessbells@gmail.com


To donate: Make checks payable to: 
Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua
58 Lowell Street
Nashua, NH 03064 Attn: Ericka LaValley
Please write “Nashua Host Home Network” in the memo line.

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Patricia

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Prime and Blessing

Interviews with hosts of asylum seekers

Why did your guests come to the US?

What was your motivation for being a host for an asylum seeker?

What kind of support was essential to being a host home?

What are your recommendations for people thinking of being a host?

What recommendations do you have for dealing with cultural differences?