Resources for Refugees and Volunteers

FirstSteps Press, an initiative of Exodus World Service, offers helpful materials that prepare refugees to take their first steps toward a new life in the United States. Designed to be used in relationship with volunteers, FirstSteps materials provide critical day-to-day information that is especially valuable to newly arrived refugees.

Topics covered in FirstSteps materials include basics in navigating:

  • Transportation
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Finances
  • American Living

FirstSteps Press materials are research-based, highly visual and thoughtfully designed to help refugees absorb information about life in the U.S. quickly and effectively. Volunteers will find these materials useful as conversation starters and teaching tools. By reviewing FirstSteps Press materials together with refugees, volunteers can build relationships with refugees while helping them adjust to life in America.