Cosponsor in Tucson

“While every refugee’s story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive, but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.” – Antonio Gutierres, UNHCR 2005

Faith-based organizations in the Tucson community have been some of our most valued and active supporters of local refugees. Groups across Tucson representing various faiths have dedicated their time and resources to reach out a helping hand to new Americans though this major life transition.

Our supporters have offered local refugees home furnishings, supplies, financial assistance, and much more. The most important thing they have offered, however, is their friendship.

The Noor Women’s Association is an inter-faith, all-volunteer group of women dedicated to serving Tucson’s neediest refugees, but especially widows and single mothers. With their financial and social support, many refugee women in Tucson have enjoyed a warm welcome and continued support as they transition into live in America.

Tucson Refugee Ministry has been an active partner in connecting refugee families in need with supportive churches in the Tucson area. This organization also actively recruits members of Tucson-area congregations interested in learning more about and volunteering to serve the refugee community.

Through our partnerships within the Tucson faith community, we have seen men help men, women help women, and children help children. We have seen people help people, and it has been nothing short of inspiring. The opportunities are plenty, and the rewards are priceless.

If you are a member or leader of a Tucson organization interested in serving local refugees, view our co-sponsorship manual or contact LSS-SW Regional Director of Communication Chong Bee Vang to tell us how you would like to help. We look forward to hearing from you!


Cherie Grey
“What a privilege it is to link arms and walk together with these new Americans as they start their life again and forge new, beautiful memories. Volunteers are so often transformed into lifetime friends.”
Cherie Grey
Tucson Refugee Ministries
Lora Wiggans
One of the most rewarding adventures I’ve been on! Their perseverance in starting a new life is a great example to me, and I love when they reach an important goal along their journey, such as getting their driver’s license or becoming a US citizen.”
Lora Wiggans
Grace to the Nations Church
Tucson

 

Rabbi Helen Cohn
“Working with Refugee Focus, members of our Reform Jewish congregation found great satisfaction in helping to resettle a family from Bhutan. We were able to expand our view of the world, to bridge the difference between cultures, and to open our hearts to a young family who changed before our eyes from strangers to friends!”
Rabbi Helen Cohn
Congregation M’kor Haym
Tucson
Nshimire Mulumesderwa
“I am more than happy to visit the new arrivals, especially those who speak my same language, to encourage them. Today we thank God and our agency Refugee Focus for the effort.”
Nshimire Mulumesderwa
Bethesda Pentacostal
From Congo, arrived in Tucson 2010