REFUGEES NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Bethany Christian Services has been serving refugees in the United States for 42 years. Amidst the current refugee crisis, Bethany's call is to continue its work bringing and keeping families together. And though it is the Department of State that brings refugees to the U.S. after a lengthy (typically 2+ years) vetting process, Bethany partners with other non-profit organizations such as Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services to provide refugee services once they arrive. These services include: 

  • Employment services
  • Housing assistance
  • Cultural education
  • Refugee foster care
  • Medical management
  • Much more

Four Ways You Can Help

  1. DONATE to Bethany Christian Services' Refugee Adult & Family program and the Refugee Foster Care program. These programs will provide refugees with the services listed above and support unaccompanied refugee children in the U.S. 
  2. BECOME a refugee foster parent and care for children who have lost everything. 
  3. ADVOCATE for Refugees with your state and U.S. Senators and Representatives by calling their offices, writing letters, etc.
  4. INFORM AND EDUCATE your community using the facts and infographics provided by Bethany.

Statement on Revised Executive Order on Refugee Resettlement

President Trump recently issued a revised Executive Order that replaces the previous Executive Order (issued on January 27, 2017) imposing a temporary ban on most refugees: limiting the number of refugees welcome to the United States and excluding from resettlement refugees coming from some of the most war torn countries in the world. The revised order will take effect on March 16, 2017, but still imposes a temporary ban on refugees and limits the number of refugees welcome to the U.S. While Syrian refugees are no longer blocked indefinitely under the new Executive Order, the impact remains.

Bethany Christian Services remains committed to bringing and keeping families together, including refugee and immigrant families fleeing dangerous circumstances. Bethany remains deeply concerned by the revisions as they still take the hope of safety and a future from families and their children and thousands of refugees who are primarily women and children. According to The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 51% of the world’s refugee population are children. Our Christian faith calls us to care for the widow, the orphan and those seeking refuge;  our concern remains for the families and children impacted. Immigration reform should support and strengthen families, not put innocent lives in peril. Our hope is that we can work with our government officials at all levels to keep our country safe while protecting children and keeping all families safe. Family preservation and reunification is at the core of our heart and our mission.

Read Bethany Christian Services' Board Letter to President Trump Regarding the Executive Order on Refugee Resettlement »

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THE REFUGEE VETTING PROCESS


View the two-year refugee vetting process before a refugee can enter the United States.


WHERE YOUR SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES GOES

where you help for refugee resettlement goes