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A Refugee’s Journey to Belonging: Jerome’s Story

**UPDATE TO JEROME’S STORY.**
In May of 2022, Jerome graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work!!! We celebrate Jerome and his accomplishments!


“What’s going to happen to me? Who’s going to receive me? How am I going to live?” These were all questions asked by World Relief staff member, Jerome Bizimana, featured in the video below.

Jerome became a U.S. citizen after his struggle to escape hate and violence.

At times it felt like a hopeless quest for peace. How did he persevere? How did he rebuild his life in the United States and overcome challenges along the way? Watch this video interview with Jerome to find out. And listen to his words to become a witness of Jerome’s journey to belonging.


Refugee Resettlement

For more than 40 years, World Relief has worked to resettle refugees and create communities of welcome throughout Chicagoland. You can be part of this important work welcoming new neighbors like Jerome! Learn about World Relief Chicagoland’s work resettling refugees here and watch other videos of hope on our YouTube channel!

The journey is long. But together, we can create communities of belonging where everyone can thrive. Will you join this movement of peace alongside people like Jerome?

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