What We Do
SHARe provides a warm welcome to asylum seekers and refugees settling in the Upper Valley. We help newcomers with housing, jobs, education, English language learning, healthcare, legal support, physical and creative outlets, social involvement, and more. We find creative ways to match resources to where they help the most. We do this work as volunteers who share a commitment to respecting their goals and decisions, and supporting their independence, resilience, and resourcefulness.
How to Help
We invite you to contribute time, resources of all kinds, skills, connections, humor, faith, patience, or other special gifts in a way that brings you joy. Learn about volunteer opportunities and the many ways to contribute financially. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please reach out to us!
Advocacy and Awareness
SHARe advocates on behalf of newcomers in our community, building connections, accelerating administrative processes, ensuring access to services, and more to support physical, mental and social wellbeing. We raise community awareness of the challenges faced by newcomers. Volunteers engage in public outreach activities, organize community events, and collaborate with local institutions and policymakers to promote refugee settlement and the right to seek asylum.
SHARe is currently accompanying approximately thirty newcomers from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We maintain close contact with the VTNH Asylum Seeker Support Network and the NH Host Home Network – a dozen nearby communities engaged in this same mission of hosting and supporting persons seeking asylum in America. At the same time, we are building the infrastructure of SHARe as an all-volunteer service providing organization. Visit our our activities page or check out our latest newsletter for more information.