Today, there are over 80 million people around the globe who have been forced, or made the painful choice, to leave their home. After years of fleeing violence, famine and extreme poverty, their greatest hope is that they’ll find a safe place to rebuild their lives and call home.
Sadly, this hope remains unattainable for many of our immigrant neighbors who feel marginalized, lonely and afraid. Rather than finding opportunities to flourish, many are losing hope as they struggle to overcome unexpected vulnerabilities and systemic barriers to integration.
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You Can Help Make a Difference
If you’re like us, this breaks your heart. And you want to know what you can do to help.
Here’s the good news. When you join us today, you can.
At World Relief, we’ve welcomed, advocated for, and helped integrate over 400,000 immigrants in vulnerable situations to communities all across our nation. And we’ve done so with the help of bold and compassionate women and men just like you.
You can join our global network of over 95,000 volunteers positively impacting our world by dedicating your time and resources as a volunteer.
You can seek justice and mercy for the most vulnerable, using your voices to influence those in positions of power who can save lives.
When you give today, you join us in bringing hope, healing and restoration to millions of suffering men, women and children around the globe.
With your help, we can continue helping immigrants in vulnerable situations in the United States find hope and rebuild their lives, creating communities of love and welcome that we all feel proud to be a part of.
Here’s how we do it:
Provide vital services
We provide newly arrived refugees and other immigrants with access to basic necessities and begin them on the journey to belonging through english classes, immigration legal services, employment services, and more.
Build just and welcoming communities
We equip churches and community members with the information they need to educate, advocate and take action on behalf of our immigrant neighbors. And we work to change systems and resulting injustices that marginalize refugees and other immigrants in the U.S.
Bring people together
We connect churches and community members with immigrant families to foster transformative relationships, where both new and long-term community members flourish and find a sense of unity and belonging.
"There are so many different facets of life that are impacted when starting over in a new nation and that is overwhelming even in the best of circumstances, so I appreciate that World Relief really aims to cater to the whole person and family, regardless of age or stage. I'm generally a helpful kind of person so I've loved being able to jump in and lend a hand wherever help or my skills were needed!"
-Sara, World Relief Volunteer
"World Relief covered our rent for the first few months and helped me find a job. They drove me to interviews and helped so much. Years later we are still in touch with people from World Relief. They made us feel so welcome!"
- Irina, World Relief Client
"Working with World Relief for the last five years allowed me to see the direct impact on the most vulnerable in our local community. Making personal connection through being a good neighbor has been transformational for both sides.""
-Paul, World Relief Donor
News & Stories
9 Things You Need to Know About Private Sponsorship
On Thursday, January 19th, the Biden Administration announced a new private sponsorship program for refugees called The Welcome Corps. Through Welcome Corps, everyday Americans can directly sponsor refugees who are being resettled in the U.S. Today, there are an estimated 103 million displaced people globally, including 32.5 million refugees. Forced from their homes and separated…
World Relief Sacramento Announces New Office Director, Mark Dandenaeu
June 21, 2022 CONTACT:Audrey Gardenaudrey.email@example.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, Mark Dandeneau was announced as the new office director of World Relief Sacramento. Mark is an experienced senior executive for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, having served California’s most vulnerable populations for more than 20 years. Mark will continue the hard work of Kerry Ham, who…
The Gift of Friendship – Welcome Club for Refugee Students
The little moments that create welcoming communities can make the largest impact in the life of a refugee child. As part of World Relief Sacramento’s Children and Youth Department highlight, we attended Welcome Club, a weekly afterschool program that focuses on character development and cultural engagement. Students learned about the gift of friendship and love…
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