Your financial support helps refugees and asylum seekers – individuals and families — fully integrate into our community.
We help refugees and asylum seekers find housing, enroll their kids in school, learn English, find employment, and so much more. In time, the adults become employed, paying their own way and fully contributing to society. However, there are some costs associated with getting each family to that point.
These costs fall into two categories:
- Start-up living expenses for the family. This includes rent, utilities, groceries, and so on. Families need help paying basic living expenses until they get jobs and are able to support themselves.
- Staffing costs to operate the refugee and asylum seeker program. Much of the work is being done by dedicated and skilled volunteers, and a part-time professional case worker to work with the families and individuals and meet all the requirements of an approved refugee resettlement program.
To send a contribution by mail, make your check payable to “Catholic Community Services,” indicate “Refugee Program” or “RRCLC” in the memo section of your check, and mail to:
Catholic Community Services of Lane County, Inc.
1025 G Street
Springfield, OR 97477
You can also stop by either of the CCS community service centers to drop off your donation in person (see addresses below).
Contributions to Catholic Community Services are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. The CCS tax ID number is 93-0409105.
Thank you for your support!