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Newly Arriving Refugees

Afghans approved to resettle in the U.S. are now arriving in Chicagoland, with over 550 evacuees expected to join our communities. At the same time, the number of refugees resettling from Burma, Congo, Syria, and other countries is expected to increase significantly this year. The months ahead have the potential to be the largest resettlement effort in the U.S. in nearly two decades.

Exodus volunteers are already welcoming and befriending these newly arriving refugees. You can join them in making a difference for refugees in three ways.


Every newly arriving refugee needs a warm welcome, practical help, and friendship from caring volunteers!

Your gift today empowers Exodus to mobilize, train, and support volunteers to welcome and befriend refugee families.


Volunteers provide a warm welcome and essential household supplies by collecting and delivering a Welcome to America! Pack, greeting a refugee family on the day they arrive.

Volunteers also offer practical support and friendship in the months that follow as a New Neighbor. There are many ways you can help ease the loneliness and isolation often experienced by refugees.


Prayer is the foundation of Exodus. You can sign up to receive a weekly prayer email and lift up refugee neighbors, volunteers, and this ministry of mobilizing the Christian community to welcome and befriend refugees.

Thank you for your care and concern for refugee neighbors!

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