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Q & A with Susan Sperry

September 1, 2021 |

As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

Rebuilding Dreams

May 28, 2021

Meet Medina! She’s 17, has learned four languages, and her dream is to be an English teacher. Her family is from the Afar people group of East Africa, and they were forcibly displaced from Eritrea to Ethiopia when Medina was a little girl. When she arrived in the U.S. in 2018, it was the second time she started learning a new country and new language. “When I went from Eretria to Ethiopia, it was a…

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H.O.M.E. Program

May 27, 2021

Through the H.O.M.E. Program, we at World  Relief are partnering together with you – the church and community – to come along side asylum seekers by providing housing and community support. The program’s priorities are in the name: Housing, Opportunity, Mutuality, and Empowerment. Join us on Thursday June 3rd to learn more about the program…

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HERE TO WELCOME SERIES Part 2 – Rebuild of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.

May 18, 2021

On May 18th, World Relief Chicagoland continued a two-part series, “Here to Welcome”! You can watch the replay above about the rebuild of the U.S. refugee resettlement program. After bearing the cost of being forced to leave their homes, refugees encounter a rigorous and lengthy security process often lasting years. With the previous refugee admission…

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