Danbury Area Refugee Assistance is a nonprofit founded to help in the resettlement and acclimation of refugees to Connecticut. DARA is hosting a volunteer drive and general meeting on Sunday as the group continues planning for their 2018 initiatives. A member of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's team plans to join them for the meeting
The organization was started in 2015 in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and assisted a family in the resettlement process in March 2016.
The family is now fully self-sufficient, except for the occasional ride to a store or appointment. Three adults are gainfully employed and the children are entering year 2 of school.
Sunday's meeting will be held at "A Common Ground" in Danbury at 2pm.