Photo by Ryan Loew/PublicSource -- Hisham and Summer Aboud, with their daughter Zaitoon, at their apartment in Pitcairn. Their names have been changed in this article for privacy reasons.

Refugee resettlement agencies are in place to ease the transition for them. The groups provide resources in the realms of employment, language competency and adapting to cultural differences. However, the maximum support from host agencies lasts six months to one year — for many refugees, that is not enough time to relearn everything from taking a bus to navigating the U.S. healthcare system.


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