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Expansion Updates

Starting February 29, World Relief Spokane will no longer be located at 1522 N Washington St. But don't worry! We will have office locations in BOTH Spokane and Spokane Valley.

The Spokane Valley location will open on March 11th. Check back here for continuous updates.

Welcoming Refugees & Immigrants

It starts with you.

WHY IT MATTERS

 

103 million people forcibly displaced

32.5 million refugees fleeing violence and persecution. They need safety. They need peace. They need the building blocks for a new life. You can be part of the community that welcomes them and helps them flourish.

Make an Impact

Since 1992, World Relief Spokane has welcomed nearly 12,000 refugees and other new arrivals. But we haven’t done it alone. It takes volunteers, landlords, employers, churches and friends. Join this welcoming community today.
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Learn

How much do you know about immigration? About refugees? Step 1 is to listen and learn. Hear their stories. Put yourself in their shoes.
Donate

Give Monthly

 Help us provide the wraparound services new arrivals need to flourish.

 

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Volunteer

Whatever your skill set, we need it. Be a driver. Be a conversation partner. Be a friend. And learn from someone a little different from you.  

With your help, we can make Spokane one of the most welcoming cities on the planet.

“As a young family with three children, we have lived as strangers in Kenya. We remember the challenges of language and adapting to a new culture. The nationals who helped us and prayed for us are still close friends these decades later. We donate to World Relief Spokane because the staff and volunteers are the hands and feet of Jesus welcoming strangers to our community.”

- Dr. Sam and Judy Palpant, donors

Two-Way Benefit

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Refugees Receive Vital Services

New arrivals receive help with housing, cultural orientation, training in public transportation, and access to educational services like financial literacy and conversation club so they can become self-sufficient.

Our Community Prospers

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.

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Drop in to the Friendship Center!

Community Ambassadors are here to help! As immigrants and former refugees, these ambassadors have “been through it all.” This life experience puts them in a unique place where they can address refugee needs with empathy and knowledge. Whether one is dropping into the Friendship Center for a quick hello or staying to work on a…

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Mark Michaelis reminisces about Africa.

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God is not particularly concerned with my comfort. God does say that we are to comfort others with the comfort we have been given (2 Corinthians 1:4), but this type of comfort is not the absence of pain; it’s the opposite.

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Aimee Pacifique Byiringiro smiles in a selfie.

Paci’s Story: Expanding the effects of compassion

She began to help refugees in her community to find homes, go to the store, make calls, apply for jobs and interpret during interviews. Every moment brought her joy.

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