More than 50 refugees from Afghanistan in New Hampshire

More than 50 evacuees from Afghanistan have so far arrived in New Hampshire, according to two state resettlement agencies that have received help from volunteers to get them located.

“There is a family that has been placed with a Concord family living in their in-laws’ apartment,” Chrissie Ferrara, a program manager at the Ascentria Care Alliance, told Concord Monitor. “We look at it as a model and ask the community to get involved and possibly house people if they have the space.”

Ascentria, which also resettled a family in Nashua and is looking at opportunities in other communities, has formed neighborhood support teams, volunteers of about 10 to 30 people in a community that is committed to helping a family settle down. Group members help evacuees find work, enroll children in school and offer rides to doctor’s appointments.

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