Empowering Burmese refugees toward sustainable self-reliance
GoFundMe: Youth Camping Trip
Please consider helping us reach our goal of raising $2500.00 over the next 2 weeks as we prepare to help inner city refugee youth experience nature in a safe, welcoming environment. Your donation is very much appreciated!
Wrap in the News
Check out these two articles about the WRAP Youth published in the Telegram & Gazette and on Umass Med Now.
From refugee camp to Tower Hill: Burmese youth group eases assimilation
Creative classes build bridges between cultures, help refugee youth from Burma adjust to new lives
Burmese Food Fair
Come and join us on Saturday May 13, 2017 for the Burmese Food Fair hosted by WRAP! Meet our community members, enjoy delicious food, experience Burmese culture, and help contribute to the WRAP programs. The event will take play from 1-4pm at Ascension Parish Hall, 44 Vernon Street in Worcester.
WRAP at the 2017 World Summit on Social Accountability
Medical Students and Youth Coordinator Courtney Temple and Mark Fusunyan present WRAP Youth programming at the 2017 World Summit on Social Accountability in Hammamet, Tunisia. Medical students from around the world heard about the youth and their amazing storybook!
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WRAP's Creative Corner
Check out the newest local exhibit of artwork by Hay Reh, featured in the lobby gallery at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA!
WRAP Speaks at Worcester City Council Meeting
Don't forget to check out the latest blog post!
Refugees Welcome t-shirts!
Show your support for refugees with this t-shirt! Complete with a quote from George Washington in his letter to the first Jewish congregation in Newport, RI. It is a powerful statement and reminder of the values this country holds dear. This shirt is yours in return for a $20 donation. We have Youth Large, Adult Small, Medium, Large, and XL. We can ship it to you or to help your donation go farther you can pick it up from our office in Worcester.
Head over to our donation page to support WRAP and get your T-shirt now.
Order your book today!
"When We Were Home" is a collection of stories from Burmese refugee youth who have resettled in Worcester, MA. Aged 13-20, most of the youth were born in UN refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border, to parents fleeing the ongoing civil conflict in Burma. The book contains stories of life on the Thai-Burma border, folk tales and personal recollections, and memories of their journey to the U.S. The book was initiated by the youth themselves, and assisted by three UMass medical students with support form the Worcester Arts Council. The illustrations were provided by Hay Reh, a senior at South High School and self-taught artist who has produced many paintings and sketchings of his journey from the refugee camps to Worcester, MA.
Contact us if you're interested in getting a copy of the book.
When you go to smile.amazon.com and enter our organization name, for any eligible purchase you make Amazon will donate to WRAP. It won't change the cost for your purchase, it just adds a touch of heart.
Learn about Refugee Mental Health
Click here to watch an episode of A Bridge to Better Mental Health on Worcester's WCCA TV in September 2016 featuring three young refugee women from Burma
Ways to help and New Volunteer application
We are located at 484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA
Please contact us with your questions or comments.
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