Entering into life in a new country can be hard, but for refugees, who are fleeing life threatening violence in their home countries, it can be especially challenging. Language barriers, cultural differences, and lack of familial or community connection and support can put incredible strain on incoming families.
That is especially true when those families arrive with infants and young children.
One of the risks these refugee infants and children face is malnutrition. When they arrive, they are often at a nutritional deficit and it doesn't take much for them to fall even farther behind.
Working with the Office of Refugee Ministry and Kentucky Refugee Ministry, Louisville Metro Government is trying to provide increased access to nutritional care and follow up for these families.
An essential aspect of that care is the monitoring of growth and weight gain. To help assist them in their goals, a wholeness grant from FCC was used to purchase a length board and scale that will be used to measure and track infants in the program.
The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place. You can find more examples of those efforts or apply for a grant to make the world a better place by clicking here.