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New Roots for Refugees

Address: 
100 Richmond Ave (8,062.65 mi)
Kansas City , MO , 66101
Phone: 913-906-8930
39° 7' 4.9944" N, 94° 37' 32.448" W
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New Roots for Refugees
New Roots is strengthening refugee families and building the local food system. Imagine fleeing your homeland, fearing for your life and the lives of your family. You leave behind your home, your livelihood, and your possessions to find yourself in a crowded camp with thousands of others who have also fled their homes. You want a better life for yourself and your family, but because of political upheaval and the realities of life in a refugee camp, you can't see a way to make that happen. You have no job and few rights. This is the life of a refugee. After years of waiting and rounds of interviews, you finally get help. But you are not going home. You are going to a new country. In this new country you do not speak the language, you do not dress the same, you do not have the same customs. There are new ways to do everything. You are happy and scared at the same time.