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From Sea to Shore: Olena’s Journey

Olena, from Ukraine, says that becoming a refugee is like being thrown into the ocean. Keep reading to hear more of her story and how a local church joined our staff to welcome her and her son.   Flight I’m here because a war started in my country and I had to leave as soon…

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Two Things to Know about Asylum Law

Given the several thousand extra asylum seekers who have arrived in our communities this year, many volunteers, church partners, and community members are looking for ways to support these families and individuals. Two of our immigration attorneys, Sarah Flagel and Ryan McDuff, share a couple things about asylum law we hope you’ll find helpful. Context:…

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God’s Provision from Mariupol to Chicago

Ludmila escaped Mariupol in Eastern Ukraine. She came to the U.S. in April 2023 and has received support from our staff in DuPage. Her words of faith in the midst of chaos — she was among 350,000 people who fled her city – are an inspiration. Like many immigrants, Ludmila brings vibrant Christian faith to…

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PAYING IT FORWARD: REINALDO’S STORY

Reinaldo and Caseworkers

Reinaldo has only been involved with World Relief Tri-Cities for 5 months but is already paying it forward by sharing the knowledge he has gained with other refugees! He “loves helping people…all the time” and brings hope (and a contagious smile) to everyone who works with him. Fleeing From Home Reinaldo grew up in Cuba…

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