Neighborhood Council refugee welcome program Welcome, Neighbor has officially launched! The program will work with LA’s Neighborhood Council system to help refugee families new to Los Angeles become part of their new communities.

There are many different actions you can take as an individual or as a board to participate in this movement. You can make your board meeting a drop-off location for donations of essentials like diapers or wipes; host a dinner party to introduce families to their new neighbors; or volunteer to drive someone to a job interview. Your board may even choose to form a Welcoming Committee to facilitate assisting local families through this program.

Learn more and sign up on the Welcome, Neighbor homepage, at

To download a one-page flyer to print and share with your board, committee, or stakeholders, click here:


About Welcome, Neighbor

Welcome, Neighbor was founded by Miry’s List – a nonprofit that grew out of the efforts of Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and former ERNC board member Miry Whitehill to help refugee families feel at home in Los Angeles. Welcome, Neighbor is facilitated in partnership with the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, and in 2018, became one of five winners of an LA2050 grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation.  Welcome, Neighbor will utilize the $200,000 grant to realize its mission to make Los Angeles the most welcoming place in America by 2020.