One Good Thing: Treetops Collective helps refugees

This group wants to make refugee women feel welcome and help them succeed.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH - A year ago, a new group asked a question: "How does a refugee woman make Grand Rapids her home--someplace she and her family can flourish for generations to come?" Treetops Collective is answering that question.

Ultimately, the group wants to make refugee women feel welcome, and help them succeed. So, they created a space where--they say--refugee women can utilize their skills, gifts and ambitions to flourish in their new home while connecting with others to create relationships and community.

The women can sew, screen print and create pottery that is sold in the community. They have a Sister Circle program that matches refugee women with local Grand Rapids women for friendship, learning and community building. And they host a teen girls group where refugee young women connect, share stories and learn more about their new community. 

Oftentimes when refugee women come to the United States, they don't speak the language, and they have no transportation. So, the work Treetops Collective is doing is invaluable to them. They get today's One Good Thing.  

If you'd like to learn more about Treetops Collective, go to their Facebook page.

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