Thanks to the efforts of the Williams Lake Refugee Sponsorship Group two families from Liberia will soon be the latest residents to settle in the Cariboo.
A mother with two daughters and two grandchildren are ready to travel and could be in Williams Lake in the next four to twelve weeks.
“I think that they’ll fit in,” says Settlement Practitioner for Immigrant and Multi-cultural Services, Sharon Taylor who’s excited to welcome a mother with her 13 year old daughter, as well as her 30 year old daughter who has two daughters ages 1 and 11 of her own.
“Our schools are well placed for helping the children and there’s lots of support I think for women in this community. We’ve got a lot of volunteers-over 50 people are registered to help out. It will be strange of course but I think they’ll find Williams Lake is a good place to bring up their daughters.”
The family speaks French and English.
Taylor says much is needed to be done before they arrive in Williams Lake which includes finding them housing, and collecting donations of household items, clothing and furniture.