Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger

The USCCB's Migration & Refugee Services is the largest refugee resettlement agency in the world. We help those who are being persecuted start a new life. this Friday, June 20 is World Refugee Day. What would you do if you had to flee your country...

Refugees, having suffered great loss, including loss of their homes, livelihoods, possessions and oftentimes families, need assistance starting over in a new country.  Their initial needs are many: food, clothing, shelter, employment, ESL, and orientation to a new community and culture.  In partnership with its affiliates, USCCB/MRS resettles approximately 30% of the refugees that arrive in the U.S. each year.  The Catholic refugee resettlement network includes over 100 diocesan offices across the country and in Guam and Puerto Rico. Resettling refugees provides an extraordinary opportunity for countless Americans to take an active part in offering a caring and supportive environment for refugees as they begin new lives. Without volunteers and resources from the community and parishes, USCCB/MRS and the diocesan resettlement offices would be unable to accomplish the tremendous task of giving refugees new hope and the opportunity to begin again.  

How You Can Help

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Donate by going to the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services webpage.



MRSConnect is for diocesan staff working in partnership with USCCB/MRS to provide services to refugees and migrants and others on the move.  It provides program-specific information, resources, and trainings as well as broader resources to support this ministry. Login here. For questions, please email @email.