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 2016 through September 2017, we welcomed 316 refugees. We welcomed 21 new arrivals in September from Somalia, Eritrea, Nepal/Bhutan and Iraq and are hoping to welcome 14 individuals in November.
Tag Archives: This Much I Can Tell You
The holiday season is upon us, that frenzied time of feasting on traditional foods, spending time with loved ones, and, of course, shopping for gifts. But the spirit of giving is sometimes tempered by a spirit of dread and exhaustion while navigating crowded malls and trying to make emotional sense of the consumer side of these blessed days. This year, MCC Refugee Services is happy to be able help you out a bit! Our recently self-published book, This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota, is available for purchase online or in person. This Much I Can Tell You features 18 first-hand accounts of refugee journeys from nine different countries and includes helpful introductions for each section. With this gift, you’ll be able to share your interest in refugees with friends and family and benefit refugees in our community through the work of … Continue reading
As the temperature begins to drop, the coziness of a warm blanket and a soft couch start to sound more and more attractive. The beginning of fall means we can drink hot tea again and pull out our favorite sweaters. Instead of switching on the television, why not cuddle up with a good book? MCC Refugee Services has just the book for you—This Much I Can Tell You: Stories of Courage and Hope from Refugees in Minnesota. Published in June, this collection of personal refugee stories is sure to capture your attention and keep it. These are refugee journey stories told in the own words of 18 men and women from around the world—one of the few books of its kind. This is a rare chance to hear refugees’ stories in their own voices. It’s hard to put down a book that draws you into the joys and sorrows of … Continue reading