NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mutual of America announced today that the Fostering Dignity for Refugees program was named a Merit Finalist award recipient in the 2016 Community Partnership Award competition.
The program works to improve the quality of life of refugees in the Denver metro area by providing all-inclusive social and culturally relevant medical, mental health and dental services, as well as a speech clinic, food share program and ESL classes conveniently located in one place called the Mango House.
Fostering Dignity for Refugees was created when Project Worthmore (PWM), which provides a welcoming hand of support and services to the growing number of refugees in the Denver area, forged a unique interdisciplinary partnership with Ardas Family Medicine in 2014.
"The partnership between Project Worthmore and Ardas Family Medicine has been an exceptional collaboration," said Frank Anello, co-founder of PWM. "Our goal is to remove obstacles for the refugee community by offering a full range of services at a single location and by including community members as employees. It's a much-needed model of support and integration that is creating an open, tolerant and informed dialogue around the country about the refugee experience and immigrants at a time when our country needs it most."
About the Mutual of America Community Partnership Award
The Mutual of America Community Partnership Award annually honors the outstanding contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Since 1996, the Community Partnership Award has recognized 210 partnerships from cities and towns across America. To watch videos of all of the national award-winning programs, visit the official YouTube channel for the Mutual of America Foundation Community Partnership Award.
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