Today, over 68 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide. Most cannot return home. After years of fleeing violence, war, famine and extreme poverty, their greatest hope is to once again belong—to find a place to rebuild their homes and lives.
World Relief partners with local churches and community-based organizations across the United States to provide support for thousands of immigrants and refugees who are seeking a place to call home. We do this by:
Providing Vital Services
Building Relationships and Belonging
For over forty years as an official partner of the U.S. Department of State, World Relief has been providing the expertise, services and relational connections our new neighbors need to flourish. We do this through:
Health & Mental Health Counseling
Immigration Legal Services
Partnerships of Impact
We are committed to mobilizing partner churches and local religious, social and civic organizations into action and advocacy on behalf of refugees and immigrants. We provide the tools and advice they need to empower them to learn, advocate, and live out their heart for the vulnerable. Through this approach, in 2017:
32,000 refugees and immigrants were welcomed
11,000 were provided with legal services
2,500 were assisted with citizenship applications
6,500 volunteers were mobilized
“Coming to the U.S. was a dream. It was so hard, but it was worth it. It is worth the work, the sweat, everything. The second we landed in the U.S. we were welcomed by the Church. They had an apartment for us, brought us food, drove us to the hospital every day, and became our friends. We could not have made it through this journey without them. We mourn, yes, but we are blessed. We’re building our future here.”
- Lamis, Syrian refugee
“It is a miracle that we are here today. We are safe. We are healthy. And we are so blessed. There is still fear and anxiety, we still have trauma. But we are adjusting and we are so thankful to God. World Relief helped me get a job at Chipotle that I like. And my husband, he cleans carpets. I am so proud of my children. My eldest was awarded student of the month. Another got a Certificate of Excellence for the year. They all want to go to college.”
- Asylee, Colombia
“We started small groups that went through a curriculum and participated in training by World Relief to become host families for incoming refugees—to advocate for them, to help them, to just be in relationship with them. Today, they’re part of our family. We know their faces, we celebrate their birthdays, they’ve become our friends. It reminds me that moment that seem dividing can often be transformational.”
- Church Pastor, Seattle
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