The AALV offers two workforce development projects, in agricultural enterprise and in allied health job skills training. The New Farms for New Americans project has 50 refugees and other immigrants farming 3.5 acres in Burlington’s Intervale district. The project provides training and technical assistance to these new farmers and enables them to earn modest income for their families. The project is partnership with the Intervale Center, the Winooski Valley Park District, and several other nonprofits.
We also deliver job skills training for refugees and immigrants interested in becoming Home Health Aids and Licensed Nurses Assistants (LNAs). The project provides technical training and English language assistance to students in preparation for certification and job placement in healthcare.
Case Management Referral Services
We help immigrants and refugees transitioning into American society by connecting them with social service providers in Vermont.Our case managers specialize in ensuring linguistically and culturally appropriate access and utilization of social services. They assist and connect new Americans in a wide variety of areas, including housing, employment, childcare, healthcare and social activities-- all of the things that people need to gain independence and lead full and happy lives in their new communities. AALV case managers assist several hundred clients through 4,000 service interventions and roughly 2,000 referrals annually.