The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County is requesting help in raising $5,000 through our Emergency Response Network (ERN) to support Afghan refugees in Howard County through our partners at Luminus. Luminus, formerly FIRN, is supporting Afghans arriving in Maryland through direct and indirect support for arrivals. This funding will support those who are in Howard County, many of whom are women and children. WGC will match the $5,000to provide our partners at Luminus with at least $10,000, that will support:
Tutors/supplies for children
Women’s Groups addressing a trauma, domestic violence, therapy and other areas of need
Legal Services around asylum applications and know your rights presentations
The opening of the Columbia “Afghan Welcome Center”
Potential Health Clinic for families and prescriptions
On behalf of our partners at Luminus we are looking to raise $5,000 that we will match with $5,000 to support Afghan refugees in Howard County.