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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 and the surrounding countries of Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Moldova to support those displaced by…

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Recent Blogs

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

By chicagoland | November 3, 2022

Yomardy never imagined what would happen to her during a trip to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar from Venezuela – particularly a situation that would force her to seek asylum.

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Asylum Seekers H.O.M.E. Program

News from H.O.M.E.: Serving Asylum Seekers

By chicagoland | October 18, 2022

Early in 2022, we featured a post by Hannah Thompson, World Relief Chicagoland’s Immigrant Family Services Volunteer Coordinator who works with the staff and community volunteers who serve asylum seekers through the H.O.M.E. Program. Now, Hannah is back, sharing what…

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World Relief Urges Congress to Protect Dreamers After Appeals Court Decision Leaves Future of DACA Program In Doubt

World Relief Praises New Refugee Ceiling, Urges Biden Administration and Congress to Work Together to Aid Refugees and Asylum Seekers

By worldrelief | September 30, 2022

Yesterday, the Biden administration set the annual refugee ceiling to allow up to 125,000 refugees into the United States for fiscal year 2023. World Relief affirms this decision, which comes at a time when the world is facing an unprecedented…

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How to Have Impact as a Volunteer Tutor

By chicagoland | September 21, 2022

The volunteer tutors at World Relief have a superpower: they know how to bring out the unique gifts of each student to help them grow. Here’s one tutor used a child’s passion to overcome his fears so he could flourish.

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Summer Camp: Fun, Fellowship and First Responders

By chicagoland | September 17, 2022

World Relief’s summer camp gives its cross-cultural campers a chance to create friendships, build skills and experience an American tradition they’ll never forget. Check out our scrapbook of these special moments that impacted the lives of both campers and volunteers.

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How Refugee Children Reshape Resettlement for Their Families

By chicagoland | September 13, 2022

It’s easy to overlook the unique role refugee children have in the resettlement process. Yet the part they play not only impacts how quickly their family can adapt to life in the U.S. It also can determine how successfully they fully integrate.

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