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  • Tittle: The New Miaoli County Toufen Immigrant Community Service Center Unveiling Ceremony
  • UpdateDate: 2024.06.18      

To enhance services for new immigrants in Toufen City, the county government is holding an unveiling ceremony for the New Miaoli County Toufen Immigrant Community Service Center on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 10:00 am at Toufen Youth Innovation Base 1, 232 Zhongshan Road, next to the side entrance of the Toufen City Office. This new center aims to provide convenient services to new immigrants in the Toufen area.

According to statistics from the Ministry of the Interior's National Immigration Agency, Toufen has become the most populous city in the county due to the influx of residents in the industrial park. As of the end of May 2024, the total number of new immigrants registered in Miaoli County reached 17,472, with over 3,000 residing in Toufen City. New immigrants often face challenges in adapting to local life due to cultural and custom differences. To promote social participation and increase the social support network for new immigrants, the county has established two new immigrant family service centers in southern and northern Miaoli with the support of the New Immigrant Development Fund. The county has also secured subsidies from the Social and Family Affairs Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, to set up three new immigrant service centers in Dahu, Zhunan, and Sanyi. To further provide convenient services to new immigrants in the Toufen area, the Miaoli County Toufen Taiwan Youth Gambo Association has established a fourth new immigrant community service center, offering consultations, guidance, and support to help new immigrants address various issues in their daily lives, including gender equality, gender awareness, healthcare, Hakka language, and welfare resources, for multicultural integration.

The service center will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It is located at Youth Innovation Base 1 next to the side entrance of the Toufen City Office. The center will provide welfare consultations, care visits, and referrals, and promote new immigrant activity programs and plans for new immigrants in the local Toufen and surrounding areas.

The county government hopes to leverage the cooperation of various levels of government, schools, and civil organizations, and coordinate with the two new and existing immigrant family service centers in the county to offer more services for new and second generation immigrants and achieve growth for individuals, schools, and the community, cultivating a global perspective among county residents, integrating foreign cultures into existing lives, and inspiring more wonderful interactions through learning and exchange. We also hope for greater participation of schools, associations, and organizations to inject more vitality into new immigrant affairs.