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Crossing the cultural divide: assessing the needs of a local immigrant community

dc.contributor.advisorMoghadam, Linda
dc.contributor.authorChisholm, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorChow, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorFei, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorFinder, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorGan, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorHosseinipour, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorKumar, Priya
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Allison
dc.descriptionGemstone Team CARE (Community Assessment of Resident Experiences)
dc.description.abstractLocated less than three miles from the University of Maryland – College Park, the Langley Park area is a vibrant immigrant enclave. Language and cultural differences, however, may affect residents’ ability to access community services. A comprehensive needs assessment of the community was conducted to determine service utilization, satisfaction with available services and unmet needs. This assessment included a survey of residents and interviews with community leaders and service providers. The results show that the primary obstacle to adequately meeting residents’ needs is the language barrier. Other findings include a need for more accessible legal services, affordable health care based on preventative efforts and increased security and police presence. It is recommended that service providers focus on improving methods of outreach and offering a greater variety of bilingual services to better serve the area’s population.en
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dc.subjectLangley Parken
dc.subjectimmigrant populationsen
dc.subjectcommunity servicesen
dc.subjectGemstone Team CARE (Community Assessment of Resident Experiences)
dc.titleCrossing the cultural divide: assessing the needs of a local immigrant communityen
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Maryland
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGemstone Program, University of Maryland (College Park, Md)

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