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CCKC Cares

Mobilizing our community to welcome and help resettle our refugee neighbors throughout Kansas City.

Refugee Crisis

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” Matthew 25:35

These words of the Lord Jesus show us that no small part of loving and following him is displayed in our hospitality and care for the stranger in our midst. These are timely words given the current refugee crisis taking place around the globe.

In addition to the thousands of other refugees being resettled in our country every year, we are also seeing many Afghan refugees coming to our shores. In Kansas City, there are already upwards of 500 Afghan refugees either already resettled or in processing.

CCKC Cares

Mobilize & Respond

In collaboration with Catholic Charities and Refuge KC, Christ Community is seeking to mobilize our people to respond by welcoming and resettling our refugee neighbors in the greater Kansas City area. Below are some specific ways to serve.

How You Can Help

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Offering healing and hope by providing help in challenging times.

WELCOMING REFUGEES

Want to serve refugees on a more relational level? This can range from picking up families at the airport and helping them furnish their new homes, to being paired with a family to offer ongoing relational support. 

TIME COMMITMENT: You decide.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

This is the greatest need right now according to resettling agencies in our city. Do you or someone you know have access to affordable housing that you are able and willing to lease to a refugee family?

NOTE: Rent will be covered by the resettling agencies for up to 6 months. There have been very few if any, known accounts of refugee families being unable to cover their rent on their own past the 6-month mark according to the organizations we are working with.

COMMITMENT: Housing Resources

MEDICAL CLINIC ASSISTANCE

Are you a medical professional and able to offer some of your time on a volunteer basis? Currently, the greatest need is for phlebotomists, RN’s, and medical assistants. 

TIME COMMITMENT: Volunteer as your schedule permits.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Many refugee families need to go through the legal process with the USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) in order to obtain work authorization and other legal documents. This requires an attorney to brief the family in preparation for their court appearance and be present during the court appearance. A bar-certified attorney of any kind will qualify to serve in this role.

TIME COMMITMENT: ~6 hours per family