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Refugee Mental Health: Our Responsibility

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Refugees are less likely to seek treatment than non-refugees, but you can help lessen the stigma. Pictured above: a Problem Management Plus (PM+) training. Generations of Stigma Mental health is just as important as physical health. Habie Timbo, Community Outreach Case Manager and Mental Health Caseworker, explains what mental…

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More than a Job: How Liberty Packaging is Helping Refugees

Founded by Immigrants Jack Fiterman, founder of Liberty Diversified International (LDI), was an immigrant. He wanted to include “Liberty” in the name because it’s a founding principle of this country. Founded in 1918, LDI has been a family-owned company for almost four generations. Supporting immigrants and refugees is in their foundation. Part of LDI, Liberty Packaging is a corrugated box manufacturer with a…

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Helping Families Learn, Together: Family Literacy

School is in session and so are family literacy classes. Both the adults and children get to learn English and have fun with this program! Leah Hodge tells us all about it. Family Literacy and More Leah Hodge is the Education Manager at World Relief Quad Cities. Hodge is in charge of the Family Literacy…

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Answering Your Questions About Asylum Seekers

Last week, buses sent from Texas began arriving in Chicago carrying asylum seekers from the U.S. southern border. Since then, local government officials and organizations have been working quickly to ensure that the new arrivals have access to food, housing, and the other essentials every human needs to survive—while also creating longer-term solutions.   With the…

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5 Ways to Keep Welcoming Afghans

5 Ways to Keep Welcoming Afghans

In August 2021, the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, and Kabul fell to the Taliban. Many Afghans who had assisted the U.S. government were left at considerable risk. Since the withdrawal, an estimated 84,600 Afghans have been evacuated to the U.S. Over the last year, people like you have helped us welcome over 330 of…

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How to Sustain Your Compassion When Headlines Fade

How to Sustain Your Compassion When Headlines Fade And Problems Persist

Can I create change that lasts even when I’m exhausted? How can I sustain my compassion when headlines fade but problems persist? We live in an interconnected world. Sometimes, that thought can feel warm and fuzzy, conjuring up images of unity and togetherness. But today, it can also feel overwhelming.  The world’s challenges are complex…

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Building Community One Race at a Time

As many of our families’ children return to school, we wanted to highlight the community members who strove to make their first summer in the U.S. memorable. Running is Joe Moreno’s passion, and it’s inspired him to give back. Returning the Favor Joe Moreno has been heavily involved in the Quad City community for 50…

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Following in World Relief’s Footsteps

As many of our families’ children return to school, we wanted to highlight the community members who strove to make their first summer in the U.S. memorable. Former refugee Kokazi Elangi is doing for others what World Relief did for him. A Simple Mission Kokazi Elangi came to the United States from the Democratic Republic…

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Just Be a Friend

As many of our families’ children return to school, we wanted to highlight the community members who strove to make their first summer in the U.S. memorable. Alma Gaul became a friendship partner after hearing about the Afghanistan crisis. A Call to Action It’s important to highlight the successes of volunteers because they do so…

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