Project Home is a grassroots organization that helps asylum seekers move from detention centers into our communities and homes as they await their asylum hearings. We will welcome at least five asylum-seeking families or individuals in a given period of time, providing not only housing but legal, medical, educational and any other necessary support. We are creating a community- based model in the Monadnock Region and working with other organizations to develop a coalition that supports this work. This will serve as the foundation for replicating this model across New Hampshire, and eventually across the nation.
Keene Sentinel Article 11/1/2019
"As people fleeing violence or persecution in their home countries often lack ties to the U.S., having a host family lined up can be 'essential,' said SangYeob Kim, an immigration staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s New Hampshire chapter in Concord."
Read the article Keene-area residents open arms, doors to those seeking asylum
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!