GRIFN is a volunteer-run organization that was created to help the families of new international employees of NASA Goddard and other nearby facilities transition to life in the United States.  Because we have gone through it, we know how difficult a large-scale, cross-cultural move can be.  We know how much it costs you to leave your home, your career, your education, your family, your friends and your familiar grocery stores to move to the United States in support of your spouse's career.  We know how hard it is to meet new people, get the children settled, get a driver's license, and find a nice, safe place to live.  Our goal is to be a great beginning resource for you.

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