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Finding Practical Help for Migrant Workers

Posted by jmentore on July 28, 2020
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If you know someone who came to this country to find work, chances are you know someone who could use some help. Migrant workers are a crucial part of our economy, agricultural industry, and society as a whole, yet they often have no way of securing help when they need it. With that in mind, take a peek at these resources, which can help you assist them. 
 
The Bare Minimum
Every human being deserves to have their basic needs met. Unfortunately, many migrant workers often struggle with their essentials. 
 

Healthcare is a must-have, especially during the pandemic. 
Mental health is a concern as well. 
It’s not unusual for housing to be a problem. 
Crowded conditions compound their health concerns. 
Food insecurity is also a common issue.
Taking care of their children while they work can be problematic.

 
People and Organizations
 
There are resources available in the form of people and organizations, but migrants often don’t know where to turn. You can connect them with appropriate help or even dive in with a solution.
 

Head Start is a valuable resource for all parents.
There are online opportunities for hiring child care.
Starting a daycare is another practical way to meet childcare needs.
There are portable housing structures for temporary shelter
The Migrant Clinicians Network provides services for mobile populations.
Those in need of legal assistance can find top freelancers via job boards like Upwork.

 
Tech Tools
 
These days, there is tech available for everything under the sun. When migrant workers and their helpers need real-time assistance, apps can come to the rescue. 
 

Foodfinder US can help with sourcing free food. 
Just Good Work is an app designed specifically for migrant workers.
ImMigRant helps migrant workers with their healthcare concerns. 
CitizenshipWorks assists with applications for citizenship.

 
The plight of migrant workers can sound grim at first glance, but problems always present opportunities. Turn to the people and organizations that can help, and don’t be afraid to step in with critical tools and information. Together we can make a difference.

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