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U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants 2021 Welcoming Iowa Benefit

USCRI Des Moines hosted its third annual Welcoming Iowa benefit Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at the Foundry Distilling Company in Historic Valley Junction. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Iowa, USCRI Des Moines expects to welcome 340 refugees and 125 Afghan evacuees over the coming year, helping new Iowans establish homes and livelihoods as […]

Help Us Extend a Warm Welcome to Refugee Families

All of us here at USCRI Detroit would like to extend our gratitude to those who have contacted us asking how they can help refugee families. To make a donation to help us build capacity and expand our services for arriving refugee families, click on the blue Donate to USCRI Detroit button on the main […]

Help Us Extend a Warm Welcome to Afghan Allies

All of us here at USCRI Vermont would like to extend our gratitude to the Vermonters in all corners of the state who have contacted us asking how they can help Afghan families. We are expecting to welcome 100 Afghans to Vermont and are working hard to prepare for their arrival in the coming months. […]

Afghan Mother Pleads for her Children’s Safety

Suneeta, an Afghan woman living as a lawful permanent resident in Albany, New York, has four children who live in Kabul, Afghanistan, aged seventeen, fifteen, nine, and seven. Suneeta’s husband, the father of her children, worked with the U.S. Military as an interpreter and Team Leader with the security forces at Camp Eggers. He disappeared […]

Home At Last!

Home at last! With a lot of persistence and a little luck, the USCRI North Carolina Neighbor Relief case manager helps immigrant family to end COVID-related homelessness. For immigrant families like the Jimenez family, the COVID pandemic brought with it a multitude of challenges. A few months after the pandemic started in 2020, Jose Jimenez […]

Making a Difference in the Lives of Young People in Vermont

“I felt a calling to return to the school system to build cultural and linguistic bridges for refugee and immigrant youth struggling with the same things I struggled with- learning English, cultivating friendships, developing good study habits, involving my parents in my education, and finding my voice and being heard.” Meet Noor Bulle, Multilingual Liaison […]

World Health Day Spotlight- Leslie Olson

On World Health Day, we celebrate the work of healthcare workers around the world including our colleagues here at USCRI who work tirelessly to ensure our clients are able to easily navigate the country’s health systems and have access to tools and resources as needed. Meet Leslie Olson, licensed social worker and refugee wellness case […]

A Tragic Journey

This heartbreaking story is typical of the stories we hear from immigrants who have fled their homes in Central America and made it to the United States. Trigger Warning: violence, sexual abuse Jareth and his 11-year old daughter Noemi lived peacefully in a small city in Honduras. He worked the overnight shift at a bakery […]

NorthPoint Church Co-Sponsors Family Resettled by USCRI Des Moines

For Johnston-based NorthPoint Church, hospitality and welcoming the stranger are core values. The church co-sponsored its second family this month – mom, dad and five children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The scene at the airport was jubilant, as they reunited with two adult children previously resettled by USCRI Des Moines. Says NorthPoint […]

Beds for Refugees Fundraiser

This spring we are gearing up to welcome large numbers of refugee arrivals. President Biden has pledged to raise the number of refugees admitted to the United States from 15,000 to 62,500 this year, and to 125,000 for the new fiscal year starting October 1st. We know this will be a big task, especially with […]