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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.  

How You Can Help Refugees NOW

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 »

Middle East Refugee Crisis

Refugees arrive on land in a boat.

You can help Middle Eastern refugee families in crisis now. Learn more about what Bethany Refugee Services can do with your help. 

Refugee & Immigrant Foster Care

Refugee Foster Care Spotlight

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. 

Center for Healing Torture Trauma

Refugee Center for Healing Torture Trauma Spotlight

Providing counseling to assist refugees and immigrants who have been victims of torture.

Refugee and Immigrant Employment Services

Refugee Employment Spotlight

Connecting with local businesses to help refugees find employment.

Refugee and Immigrant Resettlement

Refugee and Immigrant Resettlement Spotlight

Connects refugee and immigrant families with churches and community resources to help them adjust to their new life in the U.S.

Transitional Living Center

Refugee Transitional Living Center Spotlight

A residential program that helps older refugee and immigrant youth adjust to a new culture by providing education, training in independent living, and therapy.