Back on November 16, 2017 the First Selectman’s Diversity Advisory Committee held a special meeting with the goal of helping residents and new immigrants separate fact versus fiction when it comes to local policies, how laws are implemented, and where people can go to access to services.
While services exist, accessing them can be difficult because there is clearinghouse for the information.
“Understanding how to navigate new surroundings is a critical step in enabling new members of our community and country to lead healthy, safe and productive lives,” Tesei said in the release. v
To address the lack of a centralized resource for services the committee developed a Resource Guide for Immigrants.
The guide helps new members of the Greenwich community and neighboring areas navigate their new surroundings and find services, such as childcare, healthcare, employment, housing and legal services.
The 9 page guide is a list of local non profits and town departments, a brief description, website links and contact information.
The downloadable document can be viewed in English or Spanish. There are plans to translate it into other languages.
A limited number of printed copies of the guide are available at Greenwich Libraries, local churches and at Greenwich Town Hall.
The information will be updated periodically to keep the information current and useful.