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World Refugee Day 2022 Marks Historic Displacement Levels, World Relief Calls For Increased Global Response Efforts

June 21, 2022 CONTACT:Audrey Gardenaudrey.garden@pinkston.co571-405-1606 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…

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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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Creating belonging happens in so many ways in Sacramento.   Jazmin grew up believing she wouldn’t have the opportunity to graduate from college and start a full-time career. When she was a junior in high school, she met with the Immigration Legal Services team at World Relief Sacramento who helped her apply for Deferred Action for…

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by Anna Colby Staff Attorney, World Relief Sacramento “DACA.” The word gets thrown around in the news all the time, yet lately it has seemed to be used more as a political bartering tool than as a reminder of the real people immigration policies affect. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is…

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Toba’s idea was simple: give hot meals to Afghan families. “They say the smallest act of kindness can make the biggest difference.” Toba Adina, an Afghan refugee and World Relief Sacramento volunteer, felt compelled to help Afghan families build relationships with Sacramento neighbors. So, she decided to plan a Welcome Afghans event with the help…

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