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Private Sponsorship through
Welcome Corps

A U.S. State Department private sponsorship program opens new pathways for welcoming our refugee neighbors.

The Biden Administration has announced the Welcome Corps, a new private sponsorship program for refugees, allowing private groups of at least 5 people to directly sponsor and resettle refugees in the U.S.

At World Relief, we know you want to live out Jesus’ call to welcome the stranger and care for those experiencing vulnerability. Read on to learn about private sponsorship.

Frequently Asked Questions:

3 Ways to Engage:

Learn More About Private Sponsorship

On the blog, we've shared 9 things you need to know about the Welcome Corps, private sponsorship and how you can come alongside refugees and immigrants in your community.

Volunteer in Current Opportunites

There are many ways that you can show welcome to newly arrived immigrants and refugees through World Relief Chicagoland's existing program. Learn how to become a volunteer!

Get Resources & Training From The Workshop

Help us build welcoming communities by equipping yourself with the tools needed to form lasting friendships with people from cultures different than your own.

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