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The Center for New North Carolinians Receives Funding for Two Projects

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Jennifer N Cain. Tags: , ,
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Dr. Holly Sienkiewicz, ORED – The Center for New North Carolinians (CNNC), received funding for two different projects.

First, funding was received from The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro for the project titled “Language Interpretation for Code Enforcement.” CNNC will provide interpretation services to accompany city inspectors to home visits. CNNC will also educate immigrant communities about minimum housing standards and code enforcement process to proactively promote understanding of the role of the City in preserving housing in safe and healthy condition and to encourage housing maintenance.

Second, funding was received from the North Carolina Council for Women in the NC Department of Administration for the project “Addressing Family Violence in Multi-ethnic Refugee Communities.” Domestic violence is a growing concern in Guilford County among relocated immigrant and refugee populations, the abstract states. The CNNC will utilize three-pronged approach to address domestic violence with refugees in Guilford County that includes: 1) continued collaboration between domestic violence and refugee service providers; 2) awareness and education pertaining to the various manifestations of family violence in relocated refugee populations; and 3) increased capacity and infrastructure to better meet the needs of refugee victims of family violence.

 

Reposted from Campus Weekly

Reposted from Campus Weekly