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Refugee Acculturation and Sustainability Training (RAST)

RAST aims to solve the major issues impacting today’s refugee and immigrant population including transportation, housing, job placement, language development, mental health, immigration, social and government program directives, and basic necessities. The goal for this population is to acculturate and become less dependent on government subsidies and programs. Among its services include:

  • English as a Second Language – on-site English learning classes taught through a partnership with Macomb Community College.
  • Immigration Services – helps individuals apply for lawful permanent resident status and to become naturalized citizens.
  • Career Services – provides job search, training and placement.
  • Certified Healthcare Navigators – on-site to enroll individuals in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP). (Funded entirely through community donations).

RAST case managers also arrange meetings with Arabic- and Chaldean-speaking representatives at other social service agencies including Social Security and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

To inquire about the program, contact 586-722-7253 or info@chaldeanfoundation.org