in our church to welcome and support newly arrived refugees in Chicago.
What is Refugee Care?
Chicago welcomes over 1000 refugees annually from countries such as Burma, Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea and Iraq. These refugees, who have fled persecution and violence, are adjusting to a new life in Chicago and often need support.
In partnership with Heartland Alliance and World Relief, the Refugee Care Partnership Team will welcome these families to Chicago, providing support, encouragement and friendship. There are several opportunities to serve in this capacity.
For more information or to sign up, email contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Refugee Assistance Volunteer Training
Saturday, April 23, times and locations vary // Two of our Eleeo Refugee Care partner agencies are hosting orientation meetings on this day. Learn more about them and how you could get involved!
Or email the Refugee Care Partnerships (RCP) Team: email@example.com
Want to help?
Newcomer Welcoming Team
The Newcomer Welcoming Team commits to providing ongoing support to newly arrived refugees. Team members provide household items to refugees, welcome refugees at the airport, visit refugees in the home, and assist refugees in learning new life skills, navigating CTA and exploring Chicago. Time commitment: Once a week for a minimum of three months.
ESL Tutors work with refugees to help them learn and improve their English. Tutors serve in a variety of settings: in the office, in the home or at other sites. ESL tutors may work with youth or adults. Time Commitment: Varies.
Youth Mentoring Program
Youth mentors provide friendship and guidance to young refugees ages 13-18. Mentors work individually with youth to help them achieve goals and adjust to life in Chicago. Mentors and mentees meet in the mentees home and go on outings to museums, libraries and other cultural institutions. Time Commitment: Twice a month for a minimum of one year.
After School Program Assistance
After school program volunteers work with refugee youth at after school programs in Albany Park, Rogers Park and West Ridge. Volunteers provide academic assistance, help with life skills activities and develop relationships with young refugees. Time commitment: Once a week for a minimum of four months.
For more information or to sign up, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org