In the current political landscape, it is more important than ever to make sure that we, as service providers, are re-evaluating the needs of our immigrant and refugee communities and are able to pivot to make sure that we are able to deliver the best level of services to our community members. With more fear, risk, and changes given the constant changes in rules, regulations, and lived experiences, the need to gather and disseminate information, update education for our staff, and evaluate what services we provide is critical. We will learn how to:
Meg Allen is the Neighborhood Liaison for Immigrant and Refugee Communities with the City of Aurora. For nearly two decades, she has worked with our immigrant and refugee communities in the metro area as a bilingual case manager (Spanish-speaking) and as a trainer on improving systems for immigrants and refugees, working with battered immigrant women, Refugee 101, and having immigrants and refugees tell their own stories.