Los Angeles, California, USA
MissionMiry's List is a community-based nonprofit supporting families who have recently arrived to resettle in the United States as refugees. Our mission is to improve the experience for new arrival families by filling gaps in the governmental system of support for refugees, and providing a mechanism for our community of supporters to directly help families with the things, people and programming needed to thrive in the United States.
What We DoMiry's List focuses on improving the experience for families resettling in the United States as refugees by connecting them with helpful people, supplies, and 12 months of support. We focus on providing newcomer families with access to additional options for support in addition to what is provided to them by the government. Our key areas of work are:
Rapid Response Support: Miry's List assesses and responds to families' most urgent needs, addressing gaps in resources, and providing essential needs like beds, diapers, devices for language learning and important household supplies.
Human Connection-Based Programming: Miry's List is an organization rooted in community-building. Our volunteer-led programs create opportunities for cultural exchange, learning, and new friendships between new arrival families and their American neighbors. We offer volunteers and families alike with opportunities for direct service and continual engagement. This community infrastructure has proven essential, allowing Miry's List to respond swiftly in a crisis with supplies, social connection, and learning opportunities.
Scalability: Our work is both hyper-local, emphasizing person-to-person connection, and scalable on a national level. Our program is a complement to and support for existing efforts in the resettlement landscape. We are ready for expansion across more high-need resettlement communities across the country.