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By mlummus | March 15, 2021

Every day World Relief staff and volunteers are invited into stories. We are challenged to recognize the nuanced image of God in each person we serve, and remember that their stories stretch far beyond the boundaries of words like “immigrant, refugee, asylum-seeker.” The posts in this section—voiced in first-person, too long for social media, and lightly edited—extend that invitation to you.In this post we meet Medina. She’s 17, has learned four…

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Recent Blogs

What Is It Like to Intern with World Relief?

By Carrie Woodward | January 21, 2022

Real Responsibilities, Meaningful Experience Are you looking for an internship where you can gain practical experience? Do you have a passion for justice or a desire to learn about issues faced by refugee and immigrants? From the start, as a…

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I Was No Longer Safe in My Country: Yomardy’s Story of Seeking Asylum

By chicagoland | January 19, 2022

Watch Jenny tell her story of being a refugee with big dreams who came to the U.S. and seized the opportunity of a brighter future.

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4 Resources From World Relief Staff That Have Shaped Their Journey: MLK Day

4 Resources From World Relief Staff That Have Shaped Their Journey: MLK Day

By Gaby Keim | January 17, 2022

At World Relief, we are committed to welcoming refugees and immigrants as they rebuild their lives in the United States. Together, we’ve come alongside over 40,000 people seeking refuge in Chicagoland. Yet there still remains over 80 million people displaced…

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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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