Services that KHRW offers at its sites (certain programs are offered at selected sites):
- Refugee Assistance. With culturally sensitive staff and caring volunteers, KHRW assists newly-arrived refugees in reaching their goals of self-sufficiency. Services include housing, employment and education assistance, food and clothing donations, health care, life skills mentoring and referrals for ESL (English as a second language) classes.
- Community Organizing. Helps refugees transition into their communities under the guidance of local leadership, with linkages to mainstream community organizations and with the development of community-based organizations.
- ESL & VESL Classes. Encourages refugees to take Vocational English and ESL classes held within their communities.
- Employment Services. Refers refugees to organizations that provide employment services and training.
- Translation and Interpretation. Provides translations from Arabic, Farsi, and Kurdish to English (and vice versa) for education and medical documents.
- Mentoring. Links refugees and immigrants to volunteers who provide guidance and assistance with learning how to live in the local community.
- Health and Nutrition. Provides life-skills training on health and nutrition, particularly on maternal, infant and child health topics.
- Women’s Issues. Teaches cultural awareness regarding customs, relationship conflicts, legal actions, parenting and domestic violence prevention.
- Youth Services. Offers guidance and activities for youth and parents to support family wellness and integration into the local community.
- Women and Democracy. Teaches women to become more proactive in the emerging Iraqi democracy through raised awareness and education on the importance of civic participation.
- Vocational Skills for Women. Provides homebound women with skills such as sewing to help them establish home-based, small businesses for income generation.
- Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq. Facilitates projects such as the renovation of small shelters, minor rehabilitation of schools and roads and provision of portable water.
- Access to Justice Program in Erbil, Iraq. Funded by USAID, this program provides IDPs and returnees with case management, protection, and legal advice and assistance.