NE Ind. Burmese center's mission evolving

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A northeastern Indiana center that helps refugees from the Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar adjust to life in the U.S. is evolving to also aid other immigrants.

Fort Wayne is home to more than 6,000 immigrants from Myanmar, giving it one of the nation's largest communities from the Asian nation also known as Burma.

The city's Burmese Advocacy Center currently has 130 families from Burmese clients and is expected to add another 60 families this year.

The center's director tells the News-Sentinel (http://bit.ly/WhLZ2l ) that the office's mission is evolving and it now also helps immigrants from the African nations of Congo, Somalia and Chad.

The nonprofit center includes a family intensive care unit, immigrant and refugee job development, vocational training and cross-cultural education.


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