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.

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Our Supporters

These services and others are supported by grants from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The Episcopal Church, and the contributions of volunteers, churches, donors and other supporters that make our ministry a true community effort.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has donated $695,000 combined (cash and in-kind) to Episcopal Migration Ministries since 2016. An infographic detailing 2019 donations and services can be found here – LDS Donations 2019

“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