MCC Justice: Refugee Resettlement

Monroe Community ChurchNews

Love the City: Thanks, MCC, for all the support you’ve given to Afghan refugee resettlement! The family we are working with is still in temporary housing. They don’t know English, so communication is difficult. We’ve supplied several things they’ve needed from all the donations we’ve received. We’re helping them get acquainted with such features of American life as grocery shopping and medical appointments. Since the mom is pregnant, we’ll be taking them to more doctor visits than what we expected. We could use more people who are able to provide transportation during the week, and also would appreciate storage space to keep larger donated items until they move to permanent housing.

The MCC refugee resettlement team works with a family consisting of a husband, wife, and their 4 children, ages 10, 9, 8, and 4. They are part of a much larger resettlement effort in West Michigan. Bethany Christian Services, with whom we partner, expected to resettle 257 individuals (46 families) from Afghanistan; nearly all have arrived.

If you would like to help the MCC team, contact Bob Ritzema or Jenna Lewis. and learn more about MCC Justice at