Start Date

8-5-2020 12:00 AM

Document Type

Poster Session

Department

Social Work

Advisor

Rachel Casey PhD, MSW

Abstract

In the summer of 2019, many asylum seekers arrived in Portland, Maine. In a unique community coordinated response, local organizations created a hosting program to temporarily place asylees with local host families. Scant literature describes the hosting experiences in host countries. Collaborating with Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition (MIRC), we conducted a phenomenological study to understand the hosting experience.

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May 8th, 12:00 AM

Providing Refuge in a Time of Need: Experiences of Hosting Asylum Seekers in Maine

In the summer of 2019, many asylum seekers arrived in Portland, Maine. In a unique community coordinated response, local organizations created a hosting program to temporarily place asylees with local host families. Scant literature describes the hosting experiences in host countries. Collaborating with Maine Immigrants' Rights Coalition (MIRC), we conducted a phenomenological study to understand the hosting experience.

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