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Everything is New: One Refugee Family’s Adjustment after Eight Months in Chicago

By chicagoland | March 26, 2024

Originally from Syria, Yaser, Mervat, and their three kids came to Chicago eight months ago after fleeing their country and spending years as refugees in Jordan. With your support, our team walked with the family through their initial adjustment in the areas of housing, employment, education for their kids, and more. Much remains in their…

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Why We Welcome: The Joy We See

By chicagoland | December 14, 2023

Please hear from Sarah Adnan, World Relief Chicagoland Staff Member I am Sarah Adnan and I work in a program that works with Afghan women that provides them extended cultural orientation classes teaching them many different topics like digital literacy,…

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Why We Welcome: The Hope We Have

By chicagoland | December 5, 2023

Piece written by Joseph Mosse, Ukrainian Support Case Specialist Procrastination is a dangerous thing. All the way back in August, I was asked if I could write a piece for a newsletter coming out in December about hope. The specific…

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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.…

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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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