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September 24, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

A country the size of Maine has welcomed more Syrian refugees than any other country in the world: 1.4 million since March 2011, when ISIS seized power and began its reign of terror. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Middle East has shown hospitality to strangers for thousands of years. I was fortunate to […]

September 21, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

Visit a tutoring session for refugee children from 3:15 – 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; join us on a Thursday morning, bagging fresh produce for distribution to the homes of especially needy refugee families; stay afterward to meet refugees who come to collect food and problem-solve; arrange to go out on a Thursday […]

September 18, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

The gift of education is the best thing to give refugees on the path to becoming self-sufficient, productive citizens. Volunteers who connect with a child or adult can literally change a life. We are grateful for our volunteers like Donmienne, herself a newcomer from Hong Kong, who dedicated hours of her time to help Paw, […]

September 6, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

Kadora Khalek Morgan recently passed her citizenship test. She is grateful for the friendship and support of RefugeeNet, and she hopes that her children may be able to join her someday. U.S. law requires refugees to become permanent residents one year after arriving. Our staff help refugees apply for legal permanent residency. Volunteers like Cindy […]

July 12, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

In a Sunday school classroom at St. Alban’s, El Cajon, a group of refugee women gather for a conversational English class called Table Talk. Refugees from Iraq, these women range in age from 40s to 70s. As the women practice introductions, they also share personal stories, and a lot of laughter. They said they welcome […]

April 25, 2018 | by sandiegodiocese

Please send funds directly to Camp Stevens either via donation on their website (select Refugee Campership in the dropdown menu) or via check made out to “Camp Stevens” with “Refugee Campership” in the memo line and mailed to: 1108 Banner Road, Julian, CA 92036.  For the last eleven years, children from refugee families in San […]

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