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With offices in Aurora, Chicago, and DuPage County, World Relief Chicagoland is a thought leader and key service provider of programs for immigrants and refugees. Read the links below for news and media coverage about this important work.

World Relief Chicagoland News Coverage

May 14, 2024 - Chicago Woman Who Helps Migrants Fights for a Chance to Stay in the U.S. (Chicago Sun Times)

May 8, 2024 - Migrants taking odd, sometimes illegal jobs, to make ends meet (The Hill)

April 23, 2024 - How Do Migrants Pay Rent When the Assistance Runs Out? (NewsNation)

May 18, 2023 - Chicagoans Can Set the Standard on Fulfilling U.S. Promise to Those Seeking Asylum (Daily Herald)

October 14, 2022 - How Do Faith Communities in Chicago Work with Refugees? (WBEZ)

July 28, 2022 - Community Foundation of Fox River Valley Awards $230,000 in Grants at Aurora Event (Chicago Tribune)

July 5, 2022 - We Can All Do Our Part to Help Refugees Feel Welcome, Safe (Chicago Sun Times)

March 8, 2022 - On International Women's Day, Welcome, Celebrate, and Co-Create with Refugee Women (Christianity Today)

February 7, 2022 - As Another Wave of Afghans Arrive in Chicago, Volunteers Say More Help is Needed (Chicago Sun Times)

January 2, 2022 - For Aurora Men, Status of Family Members an Ongoing Concern (Chicago Tribune)

December 29, 2021 - Geneva Church Collects Donations to Support Afghan Refugee Families (Daily Herald)

October 11, 2021 - Wanting to Welcome the Stranger: Chicago Church Responds to Call to Help Afghans Get Settled in the U.S. (CBN)

October 8, 2021 - Welcoming Afghans to America (Newsy)

October 8, 2021 - How one Chicago church is stepping up to help Afghan evacuees  (Religion News Service)

September 9, 2021 - Reading program at Glen Ellyn library supports World Relief  (Daily Herald)

September 5, 2021 - Over 500 Afghan refugees to settle in Chicago (ABC 7 Chicago)

August 29, 2021 - Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont 8/29/21 (Beyond the Beltway)

August 27, 2021 - Así es como esta organizacion brindará ayuda a refugiados afganos que lleguen a Chicago   (Univision Chicago)

August 27, 2021 – World Relief Chicagoland talks helping Afghan refugees | WGN Radio 720 - Chicago's Very Own (WGN Radio)

August 25, 2021 – Chicago Agencies Prepare to Welcome Afghan Refugees ‘Within Weeks’ (NBC Chicago)

August 27, 2021– As people flee Afghanistan, resettlement agencies in Chicago prepare for uptick in refugees (Chicago Sun Times)

August 20, 2021 – As Afghan Families Flee Taliban Rule, Chicago Agencies Mobilize To Help Them Settle Here (The Block Club Chicago)

August 16, 2021 – ‘A Desperate Situation’: Suburban Groups Responding to Devastation in Haiti (Daily Herald)

July 12, 2021 – Glen Ellyn Readers: Help Reach 40,000 Points in Summer Reading Fundraiser for World Relief (Daily Herald)

July 25, 2019 – They Tried to Kill Me for my Faith. So I Fled. (Christianity Today)

March 20, 2019 – World Relief Helps Suburban Immigrants on Path to Citizenship (Kendall Chronicle)

July 20, 2018 – With Fewer Refugees to Resettle, World Relief Aims to Broaden its Reach (Daily Herald)

January 26, 2018 – How Aurora Schools Help Acclimate Refugees from Around the World (Chicago Tribune)

September 8, 2017 – Refugees Set Aside Fear of DACA Changes to Celebrate Businesses (Chicago Tribune)

February 24, 2017 – Voices: Reflections on Fear and Hope in Refugee Resettlement from the Frontlines (Covenant Companion)

February 3, 2017 – DuPage Agency Aims to Help Refugees (NCTV17)

October 12, 2016 – In Aurora, Syrian Refugees’ Stories Filled with Hope of Better Future (Chicago Tribune)

December 30, 2014 – World Relief Helps Refugees Learn English, Build Lives (Chicago Tribune)


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Media inquiries and questions should be directed to Stephanie Clark.


Director of Development, World Relief Chicagoland


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