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 Refugee Resettlement

On Monday, June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court decided to hear the case of the President’s Executive Order impacting refugees in October and also ruled that portions of the Executive Order could commence in the intervening months. In light of this:

Bethany Christian Services remains committed to bringing and keeping families together, including refugee and immigrant families fleeing dangerous circumstances, as many come from some of the most war-torn countries in the world. Bethany continues to be deeply concerned by actions that will result in preventing thousands of refugees—primarily women and children—from being relocated to areas that are safe and secure.   

Bethany’s Christian faith calls us to care for the widow, the orphan, and those seeking refuge, and our concern remains for the families and children impacted. Immigration reform affecting the way refugees enter this country should support and protect families. Our hope is that we can work with our government officials 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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