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Mother’s Day & Mental Health: Creating a Space for Healing

Mothers Day and Mental Health

At World Relief Memphis, we strive to support our community in meaningful ways. This Mother’s Day, we held a special event dedicated to our Cuban-entrant mothers who face the profound challenge of being separated from their children. This initiative was not only a celebration but also a recognition of the mental health struggles these women…

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Meet Nou: Fox Valley Site Director

At the end of 2023, Tami McLaughlin retired as Site Director for World Relief Wisconsin, after 10+ years of service and dedication to the community. In January, we welcomed Nou Huse (pronounced “New”) as the next Site Director for the Fox Valley office.   Nou considers herself to be 1.5 generation Hmong-American. She was born in…

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The Women’s Programs: A Special Feature

World Relief Sacramento wishes to feature our Women’s Programs – a set of services offered to new female refugees from Afghanistan. The Women’s Programs are dedicated to empowering their clients through education, as well as integration with the Sacramento community. In 2019, a group of Afghan women started meeting in a Sacramento apartment. Converted by…

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Building a Community of Safety and Belonging

A reflection from World Relief Chicagoland Executive Director Susan Sperry. June is World Refugee Awareness Month. And on June 20th, we celebrate World Refugee Day. This year, the theme of World Refugee Day is focused on the human right to seek safety. Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can…

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Partner Spotlight: Greg & Olivia Evans on “Who is my neighbor?”

When their children were school-age and began attending the neighborhood school right around the corner, Greg and Olivia Evans quickly realized something. The students their children were sitting next to in class did not look like them. From a distance, they watched school counselors and teachers meeting the needs of recently resettled refugees. They saw…

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A Model for Corporate Partnership: GForce Life Sciences

At World Relief Chicagoland, we love working with partners in a holistic way especially when we share the core value of serving people in vulnerable situations. A holistic partnership is about more than writing a check (though it is one way to make an impact).  It involves mobilizing people in your company to engage in…

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Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Celebrating Mother Language Day

Perhaps like me, you were surprised and intrigued to learn that International Mother Language Day (IMLD) is a global celebration. First proclaimed in 1999 by UNESCO, the goal of the day is “to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.” This year, the theme of IMLD is about the use of technology in language education.   From…

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Afghan Resettlement Q&A with Executive Director Susan Sperry

As you likely saw in the news, US troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next. We want to share with you how World Relief Chicagoland is responding and how you can help. To help answer some of these questions, we sat down with Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World…

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