ERIC Number: ED237593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Efforts: Voluntary Resettlement Agencies and Mutual Assistance Associations.
Committee on Migration and Refugee Affairs, New York, NY. Refugee Center.
In 1983, the Refugee Resource Center conducted a survey of Mutual Assistance Associations (MAA's) and local voluntary resettlement agency affiliates to find out how the two types of organizations worked together to carry out refugee resettlement. According to the survey, the relations between agency affiliates and MAA's generally revolved around three distinct areas: provision of services to the refugee population, organization and development of the MAA's, and cultural preservation. Within these areas, however, the character of the relationship varied considerably. According to responses to the survey, MAA/affiliate relationships were divided into five categories: (1) cooperative efforts, such as joint programs and cooperative delivery of services; (2) financial assistance, primarily given to MAA's by agency affiliates for organizational purposes; (3) in-kind contributions, the most frequently cited being the provision of office space by agency affiliates for the MAA's; (4) technical assistance, given on an organization to organization level, primarily from agency affiliates to MAA's, and most often involving help in the beginning stages of a MAA's development; and (5) volunteer assistance, services given by an organization to refugee clients, primarily given by MAA's, and most often involving aid for sponsorship or sponsorship development. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee on Migration and Refugee Affairs, New York, NY. Refugee Center.