At World Relief, we work to meet the needs of refugees by providing compassionate and holistic care from the moment they arrive at the airport through their journey to self-sufficiency. We provide vital services that include preparing their new home with furniture and basic household items, arranging medical visits, assisting in the acquisition of refugee benefits, enrolling in ESL classes, providing a thorough orientation to life in America, and providing job skills and employment services.
Immigration Legal Services
Maneuvering through the United States immigration system is a complicated and long-term process. Refugees can jump through a number of legal hoops to ensure they maintain their legal status here in the United States, can reunite with family members left behind, and gain access to economic and educational opportunities. World Relief offers legal support to refugees to help them through this process.
Sasha, World Relief Employment Specialist, assists Ammar & Fatma, Syrian refugee parents of four children, who have been recently resettled by World Relief in Aurora, Illinois. Alaa (pictured, left) works with Sasha to help translate the conversation.
The Scriptures are replete with God’s commands to his people to love, welcome, and seek justice for refugees and other immigrants. Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan is our standard. The story goes that the man, whom Jesus presents as the model of neighborly love, provides assistance to a person in need, who was of a different religious tradition.
The American tradition of welcoming families who come to the United States to start their lives again in safety and dignity is our heritage. The American people—most of whom can trace their own families’ stories through a similar immigrant journey in search of freedom—are a hospitable people.
It’s World Relief.
When you help us, you are empowering local churches to stand with refugees. By ministering across cultural, linguistic and religious lines, the American church grows and people’s lives are transformed, moving from dependence to independent.
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