What we do
We help immigrants in need from all over the world meet their basic needs of food, housing, healthcare, and also provide interpretation and translation, educational opportunities and employment readiness, safe space and accompaniment for domestic/sexual violence victims, and a reliable form of identification in grateful partnership with several local agencies.. We additionally hold seasonal language and computer classes at our welcoming house location in downtown Greensboro.
We understand that for many of our newest neighbors navigating a new system can be very difficult. We assist and walk with thousands of new immigrants each year in need of food, shelter, furniture, healthcare, and many other basic needs through our Immigrant Assistant and Resource Center.
In 2012, FaithAction launched an innovative community ID program in partnership with the Greensboro Police Department and several diverse faith communities with the goal of building greater understanding, trust and cooperation. The FaithAction ID is open to any resident who might have limited access to government issued forms of ID, and to those who support diverse and inclusive communities. Participants must meet certain guidelines to obtain the ID. As of 2018, FaithAction and partners have provided over 12,500 ID cards, and Greensboro has become a model for many other cities interested in replicating a similar program.
We provide weekly language exchange classes for people wanting to meet and become friends with a new neighbor. Our next 8 week series of classes will take place this summer (dates tba).
We offer weekly computer classes for beginners. Our computer classes will begin again this summer (dates tba). Classes include understanding the different parts and functions of a computer, learning to use the keyboard, creating an email and using the internet for employment searches.