It is a privilege to see the results of the work our supporters make possible. As a refugee myself, I know what a difference a caring individual or a warm coat can make to someone new to the U.S. I also know the extraordinary relationships that form when people like you welcome refugees into their lives. Thank you for being part of a welcoming community.
Melineh Kano, Executive Director
How to help in the wake of the Executive Order
Make a donation to help refugees already living in Chicago build new lives of opportunity and self-reliance.
- Provide staff who speak 35 languages to help refugees navigate their first months in Chicago ($500 per refugee)
- Teach refugees English, the single most important skill for integration, and help them secure a job to provide for their families ($1,150 per refugee)
- Provide after-school programming and summer camp activities to help refugee youth catch up with their classmates ($850 per child)
- Help refugees overcome trauma by providing culturally-appropriate mental health care ($1,800 per refugee)
- Support our efforts to educate our communities and local leaders and advocate on behalf of all refugees.
- Call your representatives to express your opposition to this Executive Order and voice your support for refugees and the resettlement process. Find the names and contact information for your representatives here.
- Making the first call might be intimidating. Here's some tips, including example scripts of what you might say.