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Volunteer Impact Video: Abdul and Yao

As a trained nurse and child development worker from a country in West Africa, Yao came to the United States on a scholarship to gain further education in psychology and counseling. He brought those skills to his work as a volunteer tutor with World Relief, where he met a little boy named Abdul who changed…

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Staff Stories: Ordinary Moments & the Power of Thank You

There are many tasks that face us each new day. And how often do we pause to appreciate the ordinary moments. Or to say “thank you”? For example, maybe you are someone who makes a weekly to-do list to keep everything organized. When you take time to go over your calendar and prepare for the…

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Congrats Class of 2021!

We at World Releif Chicagoland are so incredibly proud of the senior class of 2021. You faced challenge upon challenge and have done an amazing job! Ahmad Marie Name of High School – West Aurora High School Home Country – Syria How many years have you lived in the United States? – 4 years 10…

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Abdul and Yao: A Welcomer is Welcomed

World Relief’s work would not be possible without the volunteers who give their time to connect with refugees and immigrants. From airport pickups to youth mentorship, volunteers play a pivotal role in helping families adjust to life in the United States. However, some volunteers might worry, “What if we’re too different? Will it be awkward…

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H.O.M.E. Program

Through the H.O.M.E. Program, we at World  Relief are partnering together with you – the church and community – to come along side asylum seekers by providing housing and community support. The program’s priorities are in the name: Housing, Opportunity, Mutuality, and Empowerment. Join us on Thursday June 3rd to learn more about the program…

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What Can I do Now?

Empathy and Skill “I’ve never been a refugee,” says Jenny Park, “but I feel like we all have moments where you feel like you don’t belong anywhere. For me, it was feeling emotionally displaced sometimes while growing up as an immigrant.”  Jenny joined World Relief as a volunteer tutor in the summer of 2020. Having immigrated to…

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