Refugee-assistance program Saint’s Place adds scholarship component
Saint’s Place, a volunteer organization that provides furniture and household goods, clothing and education for refugees, is offering a scholarship fund to help refugees pursuing higher education.
According to Isabel Miller, executive director of Saint’s Place, the program began in September 2017 with a fund of $25,000 that has now grown to $60,000. It provides financial support for refugee men and women ages 18-22 to attend Monroe Community College or vocational training schools. Monies are also provided for new computers, fees and textbooks.
Miller noted that the scholarship program has already produced several success stories in the areas of education and employment.
“Education stops the cycle of poverty and elevates the level of dignity for each of those refugees we have assisted. It brings hope and self-reliance to very deserving refugees,” Miller said.
Saint’s Place is based at St. Louis Church in Pittsford. For details on the scholarship fund, call 585-385-6860 or visit www.saintsplace.org.