20 Years and Counting!
Welcome to World Relief Jacksonville!
From the outside looking in, World Relief Jacksonville can be easily missed, located in an old warehouse on the south side. But, it is here where we welcome to Jacksonville the many faces from different parts of the world. Faces of those who have been persecuted by their own people for ethnic, religious or political reasons. We assist refugees who have been forced to leave everything they know and start life over again. Refugees come here legally and are expected to acclimate to the American culture and become self-sufficient in just 3 to 6 months.
Just as we are tucked away in the warehouse we are relatively unknown to the many Christians in Jacksonville who are committed to Missions and would find it a privilege to help these new community members adjust to the surmounting challenges of being in a new place, while learning a new language and living up to very different expectations. This is a MISSION opportunity right at your doorstep.
Refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Cuba, Iraq and other parts of the world need your help.
As we receive over 500 refugees to World Relief Jacksonville this year, our mission is to share the love of Christ, through our actions, with every refugee we encounter. Our vision is to link newly arriving refugees with community volunteers and churches who will assist them in the process of adjusting to their new life in America.
World Relief helps refugees by providing for their initial housing needs, offering English as a second language classes and connecting them to government services. We also ensure they receive the initial medical care required and provide orientation to American culture.
For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator today by clicking on the "contact us" link on your left.
Thank you for your time and your prayers!