One of the most unique and important elements of Embrace is the vibrance of our staff and volunteers. We have always intentionally partnered with Refugee community members out of the belief that we can only grow from collaborating with people of different cultures. Everyone at Embrace has learned something powerful from our partners, and every […]

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Reliability and continuity are two of our core goals at Embrace Refugee Birth. Early on in our mission to support and advocate for Refugee mothers during the birthing process, our current vision became very clear. We have always known birth cultures are nuanced and incredibly diverse, but working alongside Refugee women through our years at […]

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“Birth is not only about making babies. Birth is about making mothers — strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.” -Barbara Katz Rothman Mother’s Day at Embrace Refugee Birth Support is one of our most special times of the year. While we know mothers are loved and valued everyday within […]

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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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“My home country of Eritrea was colonized by Italy for more than 50 years, so I grew up with Italian-influenced cakes and pastry shops. My mom used to bake the most amazing cakes at home, but when I got here they were very hard to find.  I started making cakes for my own children. For […]

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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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Friends of Refugees has been around for  more than 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen lots of changes in the ways Refugees are treated and spoken about at the national level. Yet even after years of experience, we’re preparing for one of the most dramatic changes to Refugee policy we’ve ever seen! It all […]

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