Our SJF Refugee Resettlement Committee continues to investigate the most effective means through which the SJF community might be able to participate in refugee resettlement by offering our time, talent and treasure through our local agency in the Archdiocese of Detroit, namely Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan.  This effort has enlisted parishes and communities throughout North America—and yet has only scratched the surface of continuing need.

A cogent and informative segment of 60 Minutes on October 16 afforded viewers a glimpse of just how pertinent that concern is. 60-minutes report

Read more: Refugee Resettlement Project – Part 1  |  Refugee Resettlement Project – Part 2

Refugee Resettlement Project: Images of Life


Refugee Resettlement Content for Volunteer Training and Orientation

Click to view:  Training Sheet   Cultural Sensitivity Chart


Refugee Resettlement Mission Volunteer Form

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Which areas you are interested in volunteering re our Refugee Resettlement Mission? Please check all that apply!
Administration/OrganizationDriving individuals/families to doctor appointmentsDriving individuals/families for shoppingDonating clothing, kitchen utensils, household goodsMentoring/Socializing with individuals/familiesAssisting individuals/families with school enrollmentFinancial Support: would consider donating one time or each month.
If you can support financially, please enter amount and include if it's monthly or one time only:
Other Interests:

Which areas you have special skills/qualifications that you would be willing to offer to help in our Refugee
Resettlement Mission? Please check all that apply!
Translating especially ArabicMentoring/Teaching English as a 2nd LanguageMentoring Job Placement ServicesMedical Profession NursingMedical Profession Family PracticeHave knowledge of and willingness to mentor for Health Benefits etc.DentistOptometristCommercial Realtor related to warehouse for storageResidential Realtor for affordable housingLegal AssistanceAccess to trucks and/or trailers for transporting goods, household furniture etc.
Other Skills or Qualifications:

During which hours are you available for volunteer assignments? Please check all that apply!
Weekday morningsWeekday afternoonsWeekday eveningsWeekend morningsWeekend afternoonsWeekend evenings
Please enter your maximum number of hours that you are available
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How much Time or how many miles you are willing to give/go for volunteer assignments? Please check all that apply!
Willing to travel 5 to 10 miles from pick up locationWilling to travel 10 to 20 miles from pick up locationWilling to travel 30 to 40 miles from pick up locationWilling to be gone for 1 to 2 hoursWilling to be gone for 2 to 3Willing to be gone for 3 to 4 hours

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