Local refugee center to receive $200,000 in state funds

New York State has come forward with $2 million to help refugee centers across the state, and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees will receive about $200,000 of that money.

Posted: May 18, 2018 5:15 PM

New York State has come forward with $2 million to help refugee centers across the state, and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees will receive about $200,000 of that money.

Shelly Callahan, executive director of the local refugee center, says that funding is vital to help get refugees in the Utica area on their feet quicker. She says the amount of funding is similar to what the center received from the state last year, and if this funding didn’t come through, it could have meant cutting programs and possibly cutting staff.

"A lot of it will be things that will help them achieve self-efficiency sooner: employment programs, wraparound case management if they have particular maybe medical issues or family issues that they need a little extra help with, things like that,” Callahan said.

Sen. Joseph Griffo, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Assemblyman Brian Miller all said on Friday that they were glad to help secure the funding to help refugees settling in the Mohawk Valley become self-sufficient.

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