Basic skills for living in the United States

Getting a home ready for a new refugee family, photo copyright World Relief Spokane.
Getting a home ready for a new refugee family, photo copyright World Relief Spokane.

Life in the USA may be very different to life in your country. Learning basic skills can help you adjust to living in America.  It is always okay to ask if you do not know how to do something. Ask your caseworker, an American friend, or another refugee.

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Basic skills for home

Do you know how to operate all of the appliances in your new apartment or house?

Learning how to run an American household is important. You can learn different skills at the following links.

Do you know how to send mail or buy a phone?

Welcome to the United States – DVD and book

The Cultural Orientation Center provides a free Welcome Guide as a digital book and as DVD DVD in many languages.  You may have been given this as a book before you arrived. Here is a page from their book about basic house maintenance.

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