Catholic Social Services to receive legislative honor

Associated PressJune 22, 2012 

Catholic Social Services is set to receive a legislative citation honoring the group's work with refugees.

Rep. Berta Gardner plans to present a citation, passed by the Legislature earlier this year, today during a celebration of World Refugee Day in Anchorage. Gardner was a prime sponsor of the citation, which praises the group's refugee assistance program as providing a "sturdy bridge" for refugees to acquire the skills they need for success in this country.

Gardner's office, in a release, says the program, in fiscal year 2011, helped and trained 548 refugees and immigrants in making the lifestyle adjustments needed for a more secure financial future and to become socially connected.

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