Helping refugee families feel at home in the U.S.

For refugee families resettling in the U.S., we collaborate with local churches and volunteers to ensure a smooth transition into their new community. *This program is currently offered in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Refugee man smiles as he settles into his new community in the U.S.

Helping refugees become contributing members of society

During their first six months in the U.S., we provide refugee families with a vast array of support. Alongside our team of volunteers, we meet them at the airport, provide a place to live, bring them to doctor’s appointments, offer English language training, and even help them find a job.

Our goal is to provide a safe new community where refugees can thrive as self-sufficient, contributing members of society. We’re guided in this work by our belief that it is our Christian duty to love and welcome everyone.

Resettlement is a rigorous process

Before coming to the U.S., refugees go through a multi-year application and screening process, that includes checks by eight federal agencies, six security databases, three in-person interviews, and several medical screenings.

Using your talents to support refugees

Are you able to offer your time to help a refugee family smoothly settle into their new lives in the U.S.? We’re looking for volunteers who can help with any of the following:

  • Participate in group co-sponsorship, in which your church, business, or other community group collectively supports a refugee family. You’ll prepare their apartment with necessities, welcome them at the airport, and provide other services such as English tutoring or cultural assistance.
  • Join our New Neighbor program, where you’ll commit to a minimum three-month period of friendship with a refugee family and serve as their cultural bridge.
  • Serve as a one-on-one tutor for refugees in their English as a second language (ESL) classes.
  • Help refugees learn to navigate public transportation.

Your donations make a world of a difference

We warmly welcome monetary donations or physical items, like furniture, to assist our efforts to serve refugee families during their first six months in the U.S.