Welcome to ORIS
The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) is an ethnic community-based organization located in Manchester, New Hampshire. Our mission is to aid in the resettlement of refugee and immigrant groups in the state of NH by providing assistance, training, resources, and opportunities that promote self-sufficiency. Over the past five years, ORIS has developed the resources and capabilities to foster the self-sufficiency and integration of new Americans, including the development of an experienced, multinational, and multilingual staff and consultant team.
About Fresh Start Farms
About Fresh Start Farms Fresh Start Farms-NH is a collective of refugee and immigrant farmers who are participating in the NASAP program. These New American farmer entrepreneurs represent the Somali-Bantu, Bhutanese, Burundi, and Congolese communities, as well as other ethnic groups. Fresh Start Farms growers sell produce at various farmers’ markets, through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiative, and wholesale to restaurants, colleges, and other organizations and businesses. Although sites are not certified, farmers use organic practices and culturally appropriate growing techniques.
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View our SNAP Video produced by the 2015 ORIS Farm & Food Leaders: