Helping Refugee and Immigrant Families Adjust to Life in the U.S.
Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States as refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors, having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster. In partnership with local churches and community agencies, Bethany Christian Services welcomes refugee and immigrant families and helps them adjust to a new life in the United States.
Often refugee families are separated between the time they leave their home and when they arrive in the U.S. When this happens, family reunification is difficult and children are considered unaccompanied minors. The only option for these children is to be cared for by a refugee foster care family.
Connecting with local businesses to help refugees find employment.
Providing counseling to assist refugees and immigrants who have been victims of torture.
Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Department of Health & Human Services Office of Trafficking in Persons, we are able to provide comprehensive case management services to foreign-born victims of trafficking.
The safety and well-being of children and families is Bethany Christian Services’ primary concern. Given our long-standing commitment to welcoming refugee and immigrant families, in partnership with local churches and community agencies, Bethany Christian Services is deeply saddened to hear of the Supreme Court’s current decision to allow the President’s travel ban to take effect as it takes the hope of safety and a future from thousands of refugees, the majority of which are women and children, coming from some of the most war torn countries in the world.
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. We support Immigration reform that strengthens families, not puts innocent lives in peril, so we remain hopeful that this will only be a temporary measure. Family preservation and reunification is at the core of our heart and our mission and we will advocate for those who desperately need it. Get more information on Bethany’s refugee and immigrant services and how you can make a difference.