The WF TCP is essential to meeting foundational case management needs of refugees in Arkansas, a state which has fewer services designed specifically for refugee populations than states with a longer history of active resettlement. In the fourth year, to meet the project goals of supporting TANF-eligible families across Arkansas, Canopy NWA will focus on the following goals:
1) providing foundational case management for refugee families across Arkansas and expanding case management reach to new refugee populations in the state;
2) improving coordination with the TANF office; and
3) continue expanding ESOL tutoring via literacy councils in communities with new eligible refugee populations as English language development is directly correlated with the ability to access expanded employment opportunities.