Restoring lives, uplifting Triad communities. 
Even in challenging times, we continue to serve refugees, immigrants, survivors of human trafficking, and our welcoming community here in the Triad. We're grateful for your support as we continue to serve together!
FY2020: By the Numbers
This past year brought opportunities, challenges, and changes. But at World Relief, we're made for change. From October 2019 through September 2020, we have continued to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of our clients and community. Here are a few highlights from this past year...
  • 26 clients served through case management
  • 16 rapid responses
  • 60 community partners engaged through our Rapid Response Team, Labor Trafficking Task Force, and NC Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • 32 clients enrolled in intensive health-related case management
  • 21 individuals (including families and couples) received therapy services
  • 179 new cases opened 
  • 50 clients became U.S. citizens
  • 87 refugees became lawful permanent residents (green card holders)
  • 87 new job starts
  • 19 countries represented among clients served
  • 6,255+ logged volunteer hours
  • 117 new volunteers onboarded
  • 37 individuals resettled
  • those resettled are Karenni, Congolese, Pakistani, Afghan, Salvadorian, and Honduran

"Dear Ivanka" -- Evangelical Leaders Urge Support of Anti-Trafficking Law
World Relief and other evangelical organizations recently penned a letter to Ivanka Trump urging her to use her influence to end the suspension of TVPRA, an anti-trafficking law that provides safeguards to unaccompanied minors. In a recent blog, our own Rachel Parker, anti-Human Trafficking Services Manager, explained how the suspension of TVPRA puts lives at risk. Read the blog here >>

What does the Bible have to say about U.S. immigration? 
Immigration is an important biblical issue and a central part of the American story. But U.S. immigration policy is often confusing and complex. Our friends at the Evangelical Immigration Table have created an Immigration Primer that provides an overview of how the U.S. immigration system works today, what’s NOT working, and how the system could work better and be more consistent with biblical principles. Read the primer >>
We are currently hiring for two positions: Help us spread the word so we can find the best candidates possible! 
Join us in October for two special online trainings!
Human Trafficking 101 & Child Sex Trafficking
Oct. 1 | 7-8 PM | Zoom
Not sure what information you can trust about human trafficking? Confused by the sensationalized stories about child sex trafficking and worried if your kid is safe? At this virtual training, one of our field experts will equip you with information, resources, and ways to engage effectively in the anti-trafficking movement. 
Register here >>

Advocacy 101
Oct. 15 | 7-8 PM | Zoom

Want to use your voice on behalf of others in your community? Wondering how to effectively communicate with you friends, neighbors, or even governing officials concerning issues about which you are passionate? Join our Executive Director for an introductory training on advocating for those in vulnerable situations and raising our voices together to affect change.
Register here >>
We've been hard at work adjusting our volunteer opportunities to be both safe and impactful in light of COVID-19. We have more announcements coming soon. In the meantime, you can learn about becoming a World Relief Triad volunteer here >>
Our Spring 2021 internship application* is open! Interns build professional skills, gain real-world experience in the non-profit sector, and learn about local and global issues impacting refugees, immigrants, and survivors of trafficking. Learn more and apply >>

*To be considered for a Spring 2021 internship, apply by November 1. 
Have you logged your volunteer hours? 
It's more important than ever to log the hours you've served. Your hours help us raise a cash match required by certain grants, as well as advocate for even more opportunities to bring our community together and empower others. A volunteer hour is currently valued at $27.20, so every hour logged counts! By logging your hours - especially now - you're helping us ensure that we can serve more people in more ways. Thank you!
A great way to partner with WR Triad is by praying with and for us! Will you join us in continuing to pray for our community in these ways?
  • For continued health and safety for our communities, especially for clients who are vulnerable due to old age and medical conditions. That God would comfort them during this time of increased isolation
  • For our newest refugee arrivals as they adapt to their new lives in the midst of unusual circumstances
  • For clients encountering complications with T-visas. That they would receive their visas and not become discouraged
  • For parents and students during times of remote learning, and for the community (teachers, WR staff, volunteers) as we seek to find the best ways to support students and families during this time.
  • For households, especially single parents, struggling with employment due to lack of affordable childcare 
  • For continued innovation, creativity, inspiration, and energy for our staff and community partners as we continue to meet needs in the midst of ongoing change
  • For compassionate hearts, unity and wisdom as we near elections
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23
Lasting change takes a community.
These last months have shown us what we've known all along - at World Relief Triad, we're made for change. Helping our newest neighbors and the communities that welcome them adapt to changing circumstances is in our DNA.  But we never do this work alone - it takes a community of welcome and support to build thriving lives together.

You can stand with your refugee, immigrant, and trafficking survivor neighbors as they rebuild their lives by partnering with us financially. Thank you for loving your neighbor!
The Power of Your Voice  
Anti-Human Trafficking

Human trafficking happens globally and locally, but sensationalism and misinformation make it hard to know what stories and information to trust. That's why we provide trusted resources for education and advocacy on our website. Learn more and take action to end Trafficking >>

Tip of the Month
Friendships Across Difference

The lessons we learn from building relationships across cultures apply to navigating differences in many areas of our lives. In our toolkit, we share tips on how to suspend judgement, learn from others, maintain a sense of humor, focus on relationship and more. Visit our toolkit here>>
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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