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When It Comes to Impact, Small Things Live Large

By chicagoland | May 4, 2023

When challenges arise, it’s easy to overlook the small things that can bring meaning and ultimately joy to any situation. In fact, it’s often in these small things where the true impact lies, giving us a fuller picture of what really matters. Listen to three World Relief Chicagoland staff share stories of how these small…

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Social Emotional Learning Equips Refugee Children and Their Families to Thrive

By chicagoland | May 3, 2023

At World Relief, we are committed to advocating for refugees the opportunity to legally seek refuge in the United States. But our work doesn’t end there. We know that serving the refugee community requires caring for the whole person and…

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Building a Cross-Cultural Relationship as a Volunteer

By chicagoland | April 6, 2023

Whether you’re a seasoned volunteer or just starting out, Whitney Renfroe agrees that uncertainty can often accompany a cross-cultural relationship. After all, Whitney is no stranger to helping immigrants. During her college years, this occupational therapist spent a summer month…

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World Relief Argues Detaining Children Should Stay Off the Table

By chicagoland | March 17, 2023

March 17, 2023 CONTACT:Pinkston Baltimore, MD – World Relief is troubled by recent reports indicating that the Biden administration is considering the reinstatement of migrant detention policies utilized by previous administrations. Restoring these policies would allow the government to…

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Q&A with Ukraine Response Coordinator Robert Hessenauer

By chicagoland | February 24, 2023

February 2023 marks the one-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine. From the beginning, the global community of World Relief has been responding — welcoming Ukrainians seeking safety in the U.S. and working alongside Christian agencies and churches in Ukraine…

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World Relief Chicagoland's expert staff are always excited to share about how we can create welcoming communities, together. Read and watch recent news coverage to see some of the ways that World Relief Chicagoland's offices in Aurora, Chicago, and DuPage County are working in the community to serve refugees and immigrants throughout the region.

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