Direct Service

Refugees & Asylees

Refugees have been forced to flee from war or disaster, leaving their countries and families of origin behind while carrying the fresh trauma of their loss. CANY groups with seek to offer refugees a platform on which to share their stories and experiences, both from their country of origin and their newest home, the United States. Many of the refugees arrive without a community to support them and this becomes a central focus of CANY groups, bridging group members through their shared experiences, feelings and roles as they find their way to emotionally navigate New York City and create new life possibilities.