Restoring lives, uplifting Triad communities. 
Read more below to learn about how World Relief Triad is bringing change, everyday, to the lives of refugees and immigrants!
Resiliency & Hope in the Midst of Persecution
When Sithy and his wife, Saobot, arrived in the United States in March of 2022, he was not sure what his life would look like. He had been rejected, persecuted, and imprisoned for his political affiliation in Cambodia.

“When I left Cambodia, I didn’t have any hope,” Sithy says. "I felt like I was floating in the middle of the sea. 

Finally, when Sithy arrived in the United States with his wife and children, he gained a hope that he had never thought possible. Read the rest of their story >>

A Look Back at 2022
As we reflect on the previous calendar year and the first quarter of our fiscal year has recently come to a close, we are overcome with the feeling of immense gratitude and joy that we are able to work alongside so many different members of the Triad community in welcoming and assisting refugees and immigrants in vulnerable situations!

We invite you to take a look at the following photos, numbers, and moments of joy as motivation for moving forward together to reach more people in more communities with more resources than we ever dreamed possible.

  • Up to 28 intensive case management cases were enrolled by the end of September for 2022
  • Eleven clients were enrolled in mental health therapy services by the end of September as well
  • 28 garden participants by the end of 2022
  • Six active social groups had begun by July across Winston-Salem and High Point. Four are currently still active.

  • Over 70 job placements as of the end of November, 2022, across both the Winston-Salem and the High Point offices
  • 15 job class enrollments by the end of 2022 in High Point, and 15 enrolled in Winston-Salem’s job class by the end of September of 2022

  • Welcomed close to 113 refugee and immigrant families and individuals to High Point alone in addition to over 120 refugee and immigrant families and individuals to the Winston-Salem area
  • Additionally, there are currently 11 active cases in High Point and 15 in Winston-Salem as of December 31st of 2022.

  • 26 citizenships as of December of 2022
  • 342 active cases as of November of 2022, with an average of 20 intensive cases across the calendar year

  • 52 new donors by across the course of eleven months
  • Nearly $336,580 raised in funds as of November 2022 (does not include funds raised in December)
  • ~300 active volunteers as of November
  • 13 active Good Neighbor Teams 
  • 4 active Home Set-Up teams
  • 103 active church partners as of January 1st of this year
We have open positions coming soon! Be sure to check the WR job board for the latest openings. 

Click here to learn more about our open positions >>

Since November 1st of last year, we have welcomed 37 more individuals to the area! Our newest neighbors have come from Syria, Sudan and South Sudan, Myanmar, and Afghanistan.

Over the next few weeks for January, we expect at least two more cases of individuals and families to arrive in the Triad.

World Relief Affirms the Administration's Proposal of Expanding Legal Pathways for Those Fleeing Hardship

Recently, President Biden announced a series of new immigration policies seeking to address the challenges at the U.S. - Mexico border. The Biden administration plans to significantly expand parole programs for individuals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela — allowing individuals with U.S.-based sponsors to lawfully enter the U.S. and be authorized to work upon arrival — while creating new restrictions for individuals from these and other countries who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border and wish to seek asylum. 

World Relief welcomes the expansion of lawful mechanisms for entry for individuals from these countries and is eager to partner with local churches to facilitate their integration, but opposes new proposals that would deny due process to those seeking refuge in the United States along the border.

For more information about this decision as well as how you can get involved in advocating for this particular issue, we invite you to take a look at the following statement from CEO of World Relief, Myal Greene, and SVP of Advocacy & Policy, Jenny Yang. 
You can make a world of difference in the lives of refugees and immigrants by sharing your time and talents. Learn more and apply to become a volunteer with us at the button below.
Volunteer With Us
Airport Pick-Up & Transportation Volunteers Needed
A new fiscal year has started and that means the continued increase of new refugee families It's an exciting and busy time at World Relief, and we need even more help with welcoming families.

We want to welcome our new neighbors with bright, smiling faces the minute they arrive at the airport. And soon after that, as they begin to attend various ESL and cultural orientation classes and other appointments, we would love to have the community surround them with support by providing rides.

If you are interested in assisting us with airport pick-ups and transportation, please let us know!

If you're a current volunteer and have hours to log, you can do so here >>

Our next volunteer training takes place on Saturday, the 14th of January at 9AM on Zoom. Click here to sign-up!

A Recap of Giving at the end of 2022
We were incredibly grateful and blown away by the generosity demonstrated at the end of the year in 2022. While funds still remain to be recorded, currently, we have received at least $21,000 in online gifts for the month of November and at least $37,000 in online gifts in December. This does not include the gifts given by various churches and businesses during the last few months of the calendar year.
We would not be World Relief Triad without the local support of partners such as yourself. Now, we can go into this year more equipped than ever before, certain and ready to serve those who are arriving from uncertain circumstances. As we head into 2023, we invite you to come alongside us in continuing to welcome more than we ever have previously in the Triad.
If you'd like to support us financially, visit our giving page >>
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Thank you for everything you do to support World Relief, to love and serve our clients, and to advocate for the vulnerable populations in our communities and around the world. 
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