Having fled poverty, persecution, and war, refugees, asylees, and other immigrants often arrive in the United States with high hopes of building a better life for themselves and their children. Upon arrival, however, they face a staggering number of challenges as they seek to rebuild their lives. Not only do these families have many tangible needs to meet, such as housing, transportation, employment, and health care, but they also face a number of intangible challenges as they learn to navigate a foreign culture, far away from their friends and family.
Many struggle with feelings of isolation, despair, anxiety, and depression. World Relief’s holistic Case Management program is designed to help our new neighbors overcome these barriers so they can not only survive, but thrive, in their new home.
Serving Immigrants for Over 40 Years
For over 40 years, we’ve been providing case management support to refugees and, most recently, other immigrants in vulnerable situations across our communities. Our case managers support individuals and families to meet basic needs such as housing, access to food, and health care. We also partner with our clients to set goals, assess strengths, tackle challenges, and connect families with local resources. This vital support serves as an anchor for many families who rely on this coaching to get on their feet after a crisis or during their first months in the U.S.
As a result, many immigrants in the U.S. today live in fear and isolation, unable to truly rebuild a sense of home or belonging in the U.S.
But together, we can help.
“I appreciate it so much that you help me become an independent and self-reliant woman … I may have not been able to express how grateful I am for the great work you have all been doing for me, but let me tell you I am so thankful to you all. Your help and support has been tremendous and life saving for me and my daughter”!”
- World Relief Chicagoland Client
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