Help Afghan Refugees

While Minnesota Council of Churches continues to resettle individuals with refugee status, in September we also expect to receive numerous families evacuated from Afghanistan. Most will be coming to Minnesota having been granted "humanitarian parole," which means that they won't be eligible for all the same financial and program supports as refugees.


Will you help? We need your support to meet families' direct needs and help MCC connect Afghan and refugee families to housing, schools, health care, and the community resources they need to start their lives in Minnesota. 

You can help by:

- Donating money. This will help us fill in the gap for families' housing and food needs. (

- Donating household items (

- Contacting us about volunteering or co-sponsoring a family, whether from Afghanistan or another refugee family. Email Kathryn at to let us know if you are interested in co-sponsorship, helping set up apartments, or helping transport individuals to key appointments. 

We know Minnesotans are incredible and we are so thankful to be partnering with you in this rescue operation.