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Global Reach


World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. We aim to tackle the world’s greatest problems with holistic, locally-driven solutions that lead to lasting change — whether in response to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression or mass displacement and immigration. World Relief’s work in the United States, specifically, focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country.

Local Impact

At World Relief Sacramento, we come alongside refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations as they rebuild their lives in the United States. For more than 30 years, we’ve been welcoming immigrants and refugees across Sacramento, beginning in 1989 with refugee resettlement and, in the past several years, broadening and deepening our services.

Since 1989, World Relief Sacramento and partner churches have welcomed more than 30,000 refugees and immigrants in the Northern California area. For decades, we have empowered churches, community organizations, and people like you to adapt to the challenges of the moment for the sake of refugees. As needs have increased in recent years, we have expanded our work beyond refugees to include all immigrants in vulnerable situations.

Today, World Relief Sacramento is part of a national network of offices through which more than 400,000 immigrants and refugees have been welcomed into this country.

Community Centered

We strive to represent and be led by those we serve. Representation of immigrant and refugee lived experience can be found at all levels of the organization - service provider level, leadership, and advisory council. Through iterative community listening work, we are committed to rooting our work in the community, being led by the community, and remaining responsive to the community's voice.


We believe in transformation of the whole person mind, body and spirit. That's why our programs focus on addressing the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice. Beyond physical change, we focus on driving mental, social and spiritual transformation.

plant growing from ground

We understand that lasting change requires more than quick fixes and band-aid solutions. We prioritize the leadership and participation of those we serve, whether people, churches or local institutions, as critical to creating and sustaining change. Many of our staff are immigrants themselves and have a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face.



Mark Dandeneau
Office Director

Kelly Corliss
Finance Director

Janelle Fite
Resettlement Director

At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. When you invest in us, you can trust not only that your resources are being directed to the right places, but also that those resources are being used in the smartest, most efficient ways possible due to the collective expertise of our organization.

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Your generosity makes a transformative and lifelong impact.  When you give, you’ll join our family of passionate changemakers committed to changing our world.

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