Around 50% of the world’s refugees are women. Many have been widowed or lost children to violence, and most have been oppressed in their home countries. Despite these challenges, moving to the U.S. can enable refugee women and girls to take on new roles and instigate positive change for themselves, their families, and their community. Our services for women provide social outlets to decrease social isolation, encourage English language practice, and boost confidence to enhance employable skill sets. Newly arrived refugee women are matched with volunteer mentors, who meet with refugees weekly to practice English, navigate public transit, go grocery shopping, and access community services. ‚Äč