The Partners Network
The Partners Network strengthens the integration and orientation process through increasing the capacity of communities to support and care for immigrants and refugees in Maine by creating an extensive social and educational network in areas where immigrants and refugees are particularly vulnerable. Our goal is to cultivate amobilize community action and foster public engagement around issues relating to immigrants and refugees with the objective of catalyzing profound social change, self help, community development, and generating action.
The partners Network addresses issues relating to immigrants and refugees in Maine through the collaboration, communication, and the creation of a common vision between governmental institutions, non profit organizations, and local communities .
The partners Network operates on two subprograms to cover the needs of immigrants and refugees who are integrating into the American community on all levels: physically, spiritually and emotionally. Our work specifically works on both individual and family challenges.
Our two subprograms are :
We collect and provide comprehensive orientation information to New Mainers on Maine’s cultural, legal, political, and social norms to support the cultural literacy of refugees and immigrants, increase opportunities for inclusion, and speed the path to integration.
We support and assist New Mainers in the City of Portland as they strive to build cultural understanding and awareness to successfully integrate into society as productive and engaged residents.
Partnership Core Aim
The Integration and personal Success of Immigrants and Refugees and Our partners' visions to help Immigrants is the core aim of the Partners Network . We work with people on an individual level which allows us to follow up and make sure our services are impacting the lives of our people. So we have a process of Integration and Orientation that is made up out of many different steps that shows how we get new community members and how we ensure that they achieve success.
Our process takes in consideration three important aspects of life . We aim to meet the 3 key components that we are very convinced that if you work on them one can Integrate and exhibit their full self and contribute to the community.
3 keys to self Integration
Environmental factors are critical to consider when you are looking at these 3 parts of self Integration . Such factors shape each part of self Integration in a community - We create a safe environment that allows new community members to be well oriented, integrated, and inspired to share one’s culture , values, norms ….. etc.
In appealing to environmental factors, We consider the difference of generations, privacy and offer sustainable solutions to both youth and parents
ORIENTATION AND INTEGRATION PROCESS
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