Creating abundant life and flourishing communities grows with meaningful, mutual friendships. It was this desire to connect with Refugees and see them thrive that created Friends of Refugees in 1995. Even in the midst of our programming to equip New Americans, we never want to lose sight of human connection.  It’s one of the reasons […]

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Recently, we learned about two very empathetic young members of our Clarkston community who took it upon themselves to make a difference for Refugee youth this summer. By piecing together their own savings from chores and holidays, they came to their parents with a generous contribution that their parents matched. We met with their mother to […]

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Friendships are vital to building an abundant life, especially during a time as confusing as these last few years. The pandemic has made it trickier for all of us to maintain relationships. Luckily, we have found simple, fun ways to cultivate new friendships and maintain existing ones! Here are 5 easy but mighty ways that […]

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We come alongside Refugee families and offer holistic support as friends. We do this because we believe it is right. But we also do it because we know that Refugees enrich our community. Even better, we know that Refugees are often the ones who are best positioned to make their communities flourish.  Elizabeth Say was […]

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Friends of Refugees’ Fall Festival. It was an event to show appreciation for  those serving with the Embrace Refugee Birth Support and Jolly Avenue Garden programs.  In addition to the volunteers, refugee families from the community joined into the event as part of the celebration. […]

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