Clearinghouse Resource


New Roots in Common Ground


Mercy Housing


Denver, CO: Mercy Housing Inc

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2008, pages

Description of Resource

This hour-long DVD, which accompanies the "Welcome to your New Home" booklet, covers the most important points that newly-arrived immigrants and refugees should be familiar with in finding and adjusting to new housing in the United States. Service providers working with refugee children and their families will find helpful the chapter on safety in the home, which highlights points like keeping cleaning supplies and medicines out of the reach of children. A discussion and activity guide accompanies the video and is available for free download.


Arabic, Burmese, English, French, Somali, Spanish, Swahili