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 January 19, 2020, we have 178 mentors, 202 mentees and 188 matches.  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."