PARTNER REFUGEE MINISTRIES
J17 Ministires: J17 Ministrie aims to mature the Church through humility, serve the community unconditionally, and point to Jesus wholistically, through strategic alignment with Jesus’ own heartbeat as revealed in John 17.
David Drum, Founder [email protected]
Phoenix Refugee Connections: A group of people motivated by Christ’s love to welcome the stranger and love their neighbors, specifically those with refugee status. Serving refugees and volunteers in Phoenix.
Bonnie Lloyd, Director [email protected]
Mary Kaech, Assistant Director [email protected]
Refugee & Immigrant Ministry (RIM): RIM seeks to empower and integrate refugees and asylum seekers into the life of our community, and to walk alongside those encountering hardships. An outreach of Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Pete Seiferth, Associate Pastor [email protected]
Tutoring: Providing tutoring in all subject areas for middle and high school students from our refugee community at Roberts-Naylor K8.
Kevin Bredehoft [email protected]
Victory Technology: Repairing computers and offering donated computer set up and technology assistance to refugees. Computer donations always accepted. An outreach of Saguaro Canyon Church.
Richard & Nita Smith [email protected]
New Creations Trade: A sewing program that looks to bring income into financially needy neighborhoods by providing training for much needed trades like sewing, product design, inventory control, machine repair, etc.. Doris Carlson [email protected]
Refugee Highway Partnership: A global network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced. The North American region of the RHP holds a Roundtable every year in a different city. This refugee summit features exhibits, vision tours around the city, ethnic praise and worship, and a plethora of Table Talk workshops covering a wide range of refugee-related issues.
4Tucson: Mobilizing Christians across denominational lines to engage in the needs and dreams of Tucson to bring about spiritual renewal and societal transformation. They identify, enlist, train and empower Christians to use their circles of influence to make a Kingdom difference.
5151 E. Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711
Arizona Baptist Children’s Services: A faith-based, nonprofit organization with seven ministries and one mission… to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. They serve the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors.
1779 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACHES FOR REFUGEES IN TUCSON
Adult Basic Education for College & Career: Adult Basic Education for College & Career (ABECC) division includes classes in High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, English Language Acquisition, Citizenship and more. The Refugee Education Program (REP) offers an English-language learning program. Instruction that is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help refugees function independently on the job and in daily living. ABECC offers many opportunities for volunteers to serve as tutors, classroom aides or as support staff.
Montserrat Caballero [email protected]
Iskashitaa Refugee Network: A grass roots organization that helps rebuild refugee lives through partnerships with volunteers and local organizations. Programs emphasize community connections, sharing, and English language practice to build community of refugees and volunteers.
Literacy Connects: A Tucson non-profit that connects people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression. They offer English Language Acquisition classes for adult immigrants and refugees. While many of their students are refugees, the classes are not refugee-specific.
Owl & Panther: The Owl & Panther Project works with refugee families (especially children and youth) who have been impacted by trauma, torture and traumatic dislocation through programming that involves expressive arts, service and time in nature in order to foster the feeling of belonging and community.
Catholic Community Services: Migration & Refugee Services (MRS) of Catholic Social Service provides resettlement services to welcome refugees into their new lives and community. The services include case management, links to employment, job readiness training for adults, transportation, housing, short-term financial assistance, English as Second Language class for adults, and school registration for children.
140 W. Speedway, Suite 230
Tucson, AZ 85705
International Rescue Committee (IRC): The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.
2100 N. Kolb Rd. #103
Tucson, AZ 85715
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Refugee and Immigration Services: For more than thirty years, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) has resettled refugees in Tucson and Phoenix and provides a comprehensive package of employment assistance, case management and other supportive services, including refugee K-12 education support for parents, schools, teachers and students. LSS-SW is committed to showing kindness, doing justice, and serving those in need.
1231 N. Norris Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 748-2300
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Refugee Youth Mentor Program: By matching mentors with refugee status youth, RYMP aims to foster self discovery, create a strong sense of community, and equip refugees to successfully navigate new systems while honoring their own cultural contributions to society. In doing so, we envision a world where refugee status youth are able to make a deep connection with the Tucson community through reciprocal, strength-based mentorship, in order that they may become empowered self-advocates that will invest in others.
1231 N. Norris Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: (520) 748-2300
Brooke Balla [email protected]
PARTNER FAITH COMMUNITIES
22nd Street Baptist Church
Casas Adobes Church
Catalina Foothills Presbyterian
El Camino Baptist Church
Goshen International Church and Community Center
Green Valley Baptist
Hope Community Church
Mountain Shadows Presbyterian
New Life Fellowship of Corpus Christi
Northwest Bible Church
Pantano Baptist Church
Pantano Christian Church
Santa Catalina Roman Catholic Perish
Serenity Baptist Church
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church