We Choose Welcome
We focus on refugee individuals and families as identified by the UN who have already arrived and are beginning their resettlement in Union County.
We work with individuals, other community helping groups, and national agencies contracted by the federal government to manage resettlement. Most members and partners are from or near Union County.
We support, aid, and assist
displaced persons by welcoming the stranger, attending to material needs, and offering friendship as well as hospitality to families in need.
Join us in choosing "Welcome"
Our next meeting will be conducted via Zoom and will include updates on the status of newly arrived and incoming refugees, how you can help, and our ongoing efforts with other resettled refugees.
Please plan on attending: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at 7 pm
Who are refugees?
People who cannot return home for fear of losing their lives.
People whose own government cannot or will not protect them.
People who are persecuted for their religious or political beliefs.
People who ﬂee war or genocide.
People who are brutalized by a military regime.
People like you.
Remember: Refugees undergo vigorous and lengthy screening protocols. They are then
invited to the U.S. by the Department of State
and are eligible to work.