Helping Refugee Youth Through Foster Care
Caring for youth who have lost everything.
Often refugee families are split apart between the time they leave their home and when they arrive at a refugee camp. When this happens, family reunification is difficult and children are considered orphans. The only option for these children is to be resettled in other countries as unaccompanied minors.
Bethany has responded to this need by making it possible for foster parents in the Grand Rapids area to help through the Unaccompanied Minor program. You can show love and compassion to children who have lost everything and yearn for a new beginning.
Bethany is seeking caring and committed foster parents who are willing to open their homes to minors in need. Foster families come from a variety of backgrounds and include families with small children, families whose kids are grown, and both one- and two-parent families.
Join us as we work with families in the Grand Rapids area to give children from all over the world a chance at a new life.
Can you provide a home to refugee youth?
Our need is for foster families to accept one or more youth from African and Central American countries. Could your family welcome these youth into your home, even for a short time?
Kent and Ottawa county residents only
Come learn more about our Refugee Foster Care program. Attending an orientation is free and requires no commitment. Dinner will be provided.
|May 7||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Jun 3||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Jul 2||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Aug 5||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Sep 10||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Oct 7||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Nov 5||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
|Dec 2||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm||GR Refugee Office|
Please RSVP by calling 616.224.7540.