How You Can Help
All resettlement is local, community-building work. Our local partners coordinate with a wide range of stakeholders, including service providers, local government officials, school districts, churches, volunteers and many others to provide a positive resettlement experience for refugees and their new neighbors.
No matter who you are, you have gifts and talents you can use to welcome your newest neighbors. Connect with one of our partners to learn about individual and group volunteer opportunities, and other partnership possibilities.
Communities of Welcome
Refugees come to the United States bringing tremendous talents and gifts, as well as resilience, determination, and hope. These gifts and skills build stronger communities through sharing vibrant cultures, increasing diversity, and strengthening local economies.
Refugees are part of a larger immigrant population that is almost twice as likely to start a business as US-born persons. From 2005-2014, refugees resettled to the US contributed $63 billion more in federal taxes than they received in federal assistance. Communities that welcome refugees often experience revitalization and renewal.
Volunteers and congregations that participate in the refugee welcoming movement find their hearts opened and lives transformed as they get to know their new neighbors and their stories.
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
– Hebrews 13:2