The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is pleased to announce that $4,300 has been received from the Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to support yoga classes for refugee and immigrant women intended to improve physical and mental health, as well as connect them to other women with shared experiences.
Through the project, MVRCR intends to provide an opportunity for refugee and immigrant women to connect with other women from the refugee and immigrant community intended to foster a sense of connectedness and community, provide an opportunity for relaxation and stress relief, and encourage exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The classes will provide a supportive social environment that enhances self-confidence and community engagement.
MVRCR is a distinctive resettlement agency that not only provides comprehensive resettlement services, but also has a wide range of programs and services that further support integration for refugees and immigrants into the community. For over 35 years, MVRCR has provided a structured resettlement program, incorporating activities and services that are designed to ensure the successful integration of newcomers into the local community. Through collaboration with many community partners, MVRCR provides intensive, family-centered case management and a wide range of training, orientation, employment, and community integration programs. The agency maintains a diverse and professional staff that reflects the populations that have been resettled to Utica in order to effectively deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate services. We look forward to continuing to provide products and services to assist integration, grow our economy and create a vibrant, diverse community that supports our vision of Many cultures, One community!