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Repairing the World, One Family at a Time

 

Every year tens of thousands of people from around the world fleeing war or persecution because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual persuasion or political beliefs, arrive in the United States, seeking safety and stability. For them, America remains a beacon and a chance at a better life. The Westchester Resettlement Coalition (WRC) is an initiative by concerned local residents to help refugees rebuild their lives in an unfamiliar land.

Westchester Resettlement Coalition (WRC) welcomes refugees
to Westchester County, providing them with the support they need to reclaim their lives and work toward becoming self-sufficient.

WRC acts as both a financial and emotional safety net for new refugees, helping families and individuals:

  • Find and Obtain Housing

  • Learn and Practice English

  • Find Employment 

  • Enroll Children in School

  • Manage Healthcare Needs

  • Facilitate Transportation

Updates & Milestones
Whoever saves a single life is considered by scripture to have saved the whole world.     

Talmud (Sanhedrin 37a)

Latest Updates

SUMMER 2024
It's been a while since WRC had news to share and with the important events that have transpired since October 7th, we waited until we had more certain information before we reached out.
 
The Ukrainian family we’ve been working with is doing great. Three family members are working full-time, and one is working at two part-time jobs until she can locate an appropriate full-time job.  While the K’s are largely independent, we continue to provide support when needed especially because of the relationships our volunteers developed with the family over the year.    
 
In the meantime, WRC applied to become a Welcome Corps member through HIAS.  This is a new program that President Biden put in place in the beginning of 2023 to allow a broader range of organizations and people to welcome refugees to this country.  For more information, take a look at their website: https://welcomecorps.org/
 
The process has been slow, but last week WRC was accepted to welcome a new family, likely to be arriving in in mid-July.  Once we know more, WRC will ask you to reaffirm your interest in volunteering for this family. More to come on volunteering, welcome set-up, fundraising and more...

As always, WRC welcomes donations year-round to help support new families.  We truly appreciate your support and generosity which has made this work possible.   
 
Donate directly online here.
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