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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vive To Host Open House; Invites Community

Will Kick off Vive in a Box initiative

 Who:                     Vive, the nation’s largest refugee center

What:                  Invites the community for a tour and open house celebration to showcase the agency, meet refugees and learn about the Vive in a Box initiative.

                              The Vive in a Box initiative is a way for folks to connect with Vive’s mission—and refugees—by hosting a party in their homes, with their friends.

When:                  Saturday, June 1st, 2013

                                2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Where:                 50 Wyoming Ave, Buffalo 14215

Why:                     Few people know that the nation’s largest refugee center is on the East Side of Buffalo. Vive typically houses and serves 100 refugees at any given time.

People want to get involved and/or volunteer. This Open House and this initiative give them a chance to do just that.

Monday, May 13, 2013

It has been a great few days for us at Vive. We had help from two different groups of volunteers. The folks from Keller Williams Realty painted and built shelves for us, and the folks from the Yale Alumni Club created raised bed gardens for our property. We are lucky to have such community support. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, call us 892-4354.

Friday, April 26, 2013

It's a beautiful day...and a great day to think about the brave men and women who have come to stay at Vive. We have over 100 people now, with 35 kids. Since we have so many young people--and have had several babies born lately--we are trying to set up a Nursery. We are looking for donations, so if you have anything let us know!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Has anyone ever been in technological limbo? That is the way it has been for us with some things at Vive--like getting into this blog! Well, finally it is all working out and we can start once again, regularly sharing about our life at Vive.

The kids all enjoyed playing outside yesterday. The Buffalo News even came and took a picture that they prominently posted in today's edition. It is always amazing that no matter how many languages our families and children here speak--the language of kids at play is all the same.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's Nice to Meet You Vive La Casa

Vive, Inc. also known as Vive La Casa is located at 50 Wyoming Avenue on the east side of Buffalo. It is a building that serves as a house of  refuge for asylum seekers in the US and to Canada. People journey thousands of miles from all over the world to get to Vive.  On any given day, you may see individuals and families from more than 106 countries across the globe. Of course, if you aren't familiar with our organization, you may be curious about what we do. 

Vive is a 501 (c)3 non profit that offers legal assistance, food, clothing and a dormitory style living environment for those in various stages of the asylum process. Vive is the largest refugee shelter in the United States whose primary mission is to assist asylum seekers. Since its' founding, Vive has assisted over 84,000 persons in the asylum process. Vive, a place of refuge and a starting point for a new life of freedom...

Now that we've been introduced, stop by and see us! 

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