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Connecting Churches and Community Groups with Arriving Refugee Families

This program is available in West Michigan.

Refugee families entering the United States fare better when they are connected to a local church, business or community group for support and friendship. Bethany provides many vital resources to these families, but as co-sponsors, your group can provide the companionship and mentoring they need to navigate their new culture and language. It takes time for families to become self-sufficient in the United States, and so we ask that your group make a six month commitment to the family. 

Co-sponsors can help by providing:

  • English tutoring (Bethany provides training and materials)
  • Ongoing cultural assistance
  • Help preparing apartments with necessities
  • Occasional transportation to doctor’s appointments
  • Assistance with education as a school liaison
  • Budget counseling
  • Friendship - the most important aspect of the program

Become a Co-Sponsor