Refugees and internationals come to North America seeking security, opportunity and prosperity. Most often, they enter the country unable to speak, read or understand the language. They come with tremendous dreams and practical needs, yet the inability to acclimate makes them vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. In order to protect them and help them adapt, the Church can extend a hand and provide selfless relationships. Genuine friendships offered by the Church can help refugees and internationals get familiar with their surroundings and stay safe in their new home.
“I think the best and easiest way is to just treat refugees and internationals with kindness and care. Treat them like you’d want to be treated.”
— Jessica Darnell, Refuge Coffee, Clarkston, GA
3 million refugees have resettled in the U.S. since 1980
1 in 100
Internationals are forced to leave
their homes every year
The number of refugees currently residing in Canada