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Political violence, ethnic disputes and economic disparities displace millions of people a year. We stand for the displaced by specializing in Refugee Resettlement. Every year, World Relief Spokane and our network of volunteers, donors and partner churches resettles up to 600 refugees providing services and referrals for our new community members.
Matching Grant is an alternative to public assistance for refugees beginning their lives in Spokane. The goal of this program is to assist refugees in becoming self-sufficient within their first 6 months in America. As the name Match Grant implies, each dollar received from the federal government must be matched with resources from our local community.
World Relief Spokane's Employment Services aim to help refugees transform their lives through gainful employment. Every refugee comes to Spokane with their own previous work and educational experiences and challenges. Our employment specialists meet with each refugee client to develop an employment plan. Our staff also conduct workshops to teach refugees about American job culture, how to fill out applications and resumes, how to retain a job once employment is found, and much more!
Maneuvering through the United States immigration process is a complicated and long-term process. Refugees and immigrants jump through a number of legal hoops to ensure they maintain their legal status here in the United States. Our immigration department reaches out to hundreds of clients each year- helping them fill out paperwork, joining them at interviews, teaching them the material for the U.S. Citizenship exam, and ensuring they understand their rights and responsibilities.
World Relief Spokane's MED program provides training and counseling to refugees and immigrants so that they can start their own small businesses. Through Individual Development Accounts refugees can save for post-secondary education or career enhancing education, to buy a first house, capitalize their business or buy a vehicle.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. We stand for the vulnerable by advocating for victims and educating the public about modern day slavery.