CULTURAL ORIENTATION

Refugees arrive disoriented and overwhelmed, carrying their traumatic past.  Many are not able to understand the American system or even to put it into context.  Overcomers helps with the integration of new refugees into American culture in a very practical way.  We provide education about: 

  • State and local regulations and laws that affect refugees
  • General societal norms
  • Important cultural differences concerning child care and domestic life
  • How to care for one’s living space
  • Managing trash collection and recycling
  • The diverse cultural and religious customs that exist in America
  • What it means to be a good citizen and neighbor in New Hampshire
  • Citizenship classes,:  when the refugee and immigrant leave their country of original and get resettled in foreign country they lost their citizenship. Our staff work hard every day to help new Americans become citizens  of the USA.