The U.S. State Department expects to increase the number of Syrian refugees it admits into the United States next year, and some could come to western Massachusetts.
Despite a request from Springfield’s mayor request, refugees from places like Bhutan, Somalia, and Iraq keep arriving. The differences they face in food, laws, and language can be dizzying. In addition, they often have to adapt to a very different work culture.
A social service agency in Springfield is warning that its guardianship program for seniors may close, since a major funding source is about to end. New England Public Radio's Karen Brown reports.