Visit our Resources for Congregations page to learn more about ways your congregation can raise awareness about refugees during a worship service, discussion time, and through service activities.
Recent executive orders blocking and reducing refugee arrivals have significantly impacted our funding. We continue to welcome refugees and are committed to serving those who have already arrived with employment services, connection to health care and social services, and assistance with obtaining permanent residency and US citizenship. Please donate today to keep our services strong.
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The executive orders blocking refugee admissions and the subsequent legal challenges to those orders have continued to make news headlines and create uncertainty about refugee resettlement in the US. For updates on the situation, we recommend that you follow our national partners Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries on Facebook.
From October 2015 through September 2016, we welcomed 459 refugees. We welcomed 11 new arrivals in July and are expecting 8 arrivals in August.