This month, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is partnering with Lutheran Community Services NW (LCSNW) to host the Portland Metro Area Refugee & Immigrant Community Resources Fair at Warner Pacific’s campus in SE Portland. This fair offers legal immigration related services including education, medical (i.e. health and counseling), employment, human services, and culturally specific services geared for immigrants and refugees. This will be the second year these two organizations are partnering together to organize this fair and the first year it will be held at WPU.   

Many organizations will be in attendance to help provide these resources including SOAR immigration services, IRCO legal services, Behavioral Health and Domestic Violence department, ICSNW Immigration Services (Safe Route), Goodwill Employment services, Care Oregon, various programs from Multnomah County, Torus (ESL), PCC (Education), Portland Parks and Recreation, Easter Seals, and more!  

“Our mission is to help the underserved communities, particularly people who are new to the country and need more help than others,” said Nadine Elbitar, Community Outreach Coordinator at LCSNW. “While we have a target audience, we like to invite everyone to this event because it has a social aspect that everyone can enjoy!” 

The fair will also include musical performances, delicious cultural snacks, crafts for kids, and raffle prizes! All are welcome to join on Saturday, January 20th from 12:00-4:00PM in McGuire Auditorium.