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Why We Welcome: The Prayers We Pray

By chicagoland | November 27, 2023

Written by Isoken Aiwerioba, Director of Operations for World Relief Chicagoland Suffer not the little children – a former colleague once told me how he had spent over 19 years in a refugee camp from when he was very young. He said though he spoke the language of his host country, he always felt like…

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Why We Welcome: The Gift of Giving

By chicagoland | November 20, 2023

By Cory Whitehead Ten years ago, I intentionally moved into a neighborhood where I was – and am – the “other.” Very few people look like me or have a white-collar career like me. Yet, I feel at home here.…

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Life-on-Life: Why Being a Friendship Partner Matters

By sclark | November 6, 2023

Please meet Rick Hayden, who volunteers with World Relief Chicagoland as a Friendship Partner. Friendship Partners make a 6-month commitment to provide practical and relational assistance to newly arrived immigrants or refugees. The volunteer visits approximately once a week to…

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A Mother’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency

By chicagoland | October 5, 2023

Please hear from Emily O’Connor, Intensive Case Specialist in our DuPage Office: I met Usman Ghareeb and his mother, Madina, in February 2022. They had just arrived in the U.S. a couple of months before in the wake of the…

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Barb & Bern Olker

Falling Into God’s Plan

By chicagoland | September 1, 2023

An Interview with an English Language Volunteer Below is an interview with Barb Olker, a long-time volunteer with our English Language Learning program. How long have you been volunteering with World Relief Chicagoland, and specifically with English Language Learning classes?…

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