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In partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan relaunched its Refugee Resettlement Program in October 2021.
Dozens of families and individuals who were evacuated from Afghanistan and refugees fleeing persecution in other Middle Eastern countries have been successfully settled into permanent housing in metro Detroit and are now on the path to self-sufficiency as they seek to build safe and hopeful lives for their families.
The community is critical to this corporal work of mercy of “Welcoming the Stranger”, as we prepare to serve increasing numbers of refugees, including those escaping Ukraine and other war-torn countries. Your compassionate support will help these families build new lives and become contributing members of society.
During the 90-day resettlement period, CCSEM case managers guide clients through various services and processes, including health screening and setting up medical appointments, applications for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services assistance programs, enrollment in employment programs, enrollment of children in school, and securing housing. Clients are referred to other agencies for additional services as needed.
Contribute to basic household furnishings – we need everything to furnish or assemble a new home!
You can also print or download the complete list of needs here. If you would like to place an Amazon.com order – you can do so by having the order shipped to CCSEM Refugee Resettlement Program 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 226, Southfield, MI 48075
Volunteer/Intern – Individuals and parish volunteer groups are needed to help deliver furnishings and pick up our new friends from the airport. For more information, contact Shaikh Ahmed at Ahmeds@ccsem.org
Provide housing – Property owners and landlords seeking tenants are needed, and homeowners could also consider hosting a refugee in their home; please get in touch with one of our case managers: Baidaa Al-Jashamy, Niveen Talia, or Yasmeen Baban
For all other inquiries or information – please get in touch with the Refugee Resettlement program director, Omar Tucktuck, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 586-416-2300 ext. 4034
For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.