Manchester refugee agency moves from downtown
"We moved because our space was no longer working for us and we needed new space and this particular landlord came forward and...offered us this great opportunity," International Institute of New England president and chief executive officer Carolyn Benedict-Drew said Friday. The Institute also has offices in Boston and Lowell, Mass.
"We have loads of people who live near the institute. We do resettlement there. He haven't lost anybody in our ELS (English as a Second Language) classes. We haven't lost anybody in our meetings. We are as busy as ever," she said.
"It's not an easy place for them to get to," Gatsas said.
Tika Acharya, executive director of the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire, acknowledged the new site is farther away from neighborhoods were many east side refugees live, but he said most do not mind walking.
The center serves mostly Bhutanese refugees, about half of whom live on the West Side, she and Acharya said.
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