RefugeeMobile provides technology to help immigrants integrate and thrive in their new home.
Launched in 2016, the program recently completed a demonstration pilot and is entering its next phase - expanding to additional resettlement areas and agencies across the U.S.
Findings show the importance of smartphones and data access for enabling people to connect with their family and support networks, overcome language barriers, access services and navigate their new communities more successfully.
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Smartphones and digital access are table stakes for participating in today’s economy. By offering digital access via resettlement agencies, RefugeeMobile helps people integrate more successfully, and gain self-sufficiency, by creating digital access and improving and scaling the delivery of critical social services.
To address integration barriers while also increasing the number of displaced people served, RefugeeMobile adapts tools that support services for an increasingly diverse client pool. RefugeeMobile builds upon existing social services and enhances clients’ access to resources through smartphones, data access and curated applications.
Equipping refugees with mobile tools to “self-serve” and assist with translation, navigation/transportation, communication and job seeking helps them integrate more successfully while freeing case managers to focus on deeper challenges of integration.
RefugeeMobile is an impact program of sparrow, a U.S. mobile company with a mission to end digital poverty and create a more inclusive world. sparrow customers help refugees, and others from under-served communities, gain digital access with every month of service. Visit sparrowmobile.com to learn more and turn your phone into a force for good.Activate your phone for good