International Institute of St. Louis Helping Syrian Refugees

In the coming year, the United States is preparing to accept between 10,000 and 15,000 refugees from Syria, a country torn by politics and war. Some of these refugees will be finding homes in St. Louis.

The International Institute of St. Louis will be on the frontlines helping improve the lives of these Syrian refugees. The institute plays a huge role in helping refugees find education, housing and employment, and has an Arabic-speaking caseworker.

"We're going to help them find their first apartment and job, help them learn English, register their kids in school and to otherwise get on with their lives," said International Institute President and CEO Anna Crosslin. "The average family size is four to five – two parents, two to three children – and they arrive with very little because they had to escape."


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