Aiti Rai and Palwasha Azimi sit side by side on a couch.

Aiti Rai, right, talks to Palwasha Azimi, a refugee from Afghanistan, after giving her money for food. Rai teaches refugees about the American culture and helps them adjust to the new country as a case manager at Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, which is based in New Haven. Yehyun Kim / CT Mirror