Welcome! – Bem vinda! – أهلا بك! – Bienvenue! – ¡Bienvenido!

Welcoming the Stranger (WTS) is a grassroots project matching mentors with asylum-seekers to help them integrate into the Greater Portland (Maine) community.  As of August 20, 2018, we have 161 mentors and 171 mentees.  Apply to mentor or to be a mentee!

Success story (Feb, 2018): “My mentee has a job! He completed the NTI manufacturing skills course on February 16. He and many of the other students had 2-3 interviews at various companies arranged by NTI. My mentee accepted an offer and has been working for a week and has arranged transportation from a fellow employee.”