Why do we help refugees

At Refugee Connect we believe that every person should experience love and acceptance, regardless of their ethnic background. This is important because there are people living in our community who, because of their ethnic background, are not experiencing this love and acceptance.

If refugee families aren’t supported they disengage and find themselves in distress. We’ve found that this regularly starts about 8 – 10 months after they arrive and depending upon their circumstances, it can be more than 5 years before they begin to look at life clearly again. We have found that those who have more connections with different parts of the community contribute more positively into society.

Having fled war and persecution they need care and compassion to help them heal.

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