Supporting People & Families

Begin new lives on California’s Central Coast

About SLO4Home

We are a broad coalition of religious organizations, veteran and active duty military members, and community activists who are helping Afghan refugees establish new lives and livelihoods on the Central Coast.

Our grassroots group, which already has nearly 100 volunteers representing a broad cross section of the community, began coordinating assistance efforts late last year. Areas of focus include housing, job assistance, education, health, transportation, culture and hospitality.
 
It is expected more than 65,000 Afghans will be welcomed through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program, set up through the U.S. government. Many of the Afghans who will be resettled worked directly with the United States on its mission in Afghanistan, including across military, diplomatic, and development efforts, or are a family member of someone who did. Thousands more worked as journalists, human rights activists, or humanitarian workers and had careers that put them at risk, which makes them eligible for visas.

Our Supporters

We are fortunate so many caring groups already signed up to partner with SLO4Home, including many members from diverse faith communities, volunteers and activists, and members of our U.S. military including active duty and veterans who served in Afghanistan.

  • 11 Christian churches
  • 2 Jewish congregations
  • Islamic Society of SLO County and Mosque of Nasreen
  • Leader of the Chumash Native American tribe
  • A member of the Baha’i faith
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You Can Make a Difference Today

Donations will go toward transportation, housing support, basic necessities and services to help newly arrived families settle into new homes, jobs and schools. SLO4Home will also connect them with caring supporters to welcome them to the Central Coast and help reduce the stress of navigating the process.

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