• Administrative Relief

    On Thursday, November 20, President Obama announced his plan to provide administrative relief to eligible foreign born individuals currently in the United States

  • #GivingTuesday

    There’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #GivingTuesday---a global day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This year, World Relief DuPage/Aurora [WRDA] is calling their neighbors to action by holding a Good Neighbor Kit [GNK] Drive on #GivingTuesday.  A GNK provides all of the small household items that refugee families desperately need upon arrival. 

  • Meet the Treasure Hunters

    It’s just 10 a.m., but they have already been to a garage sale, shopped for bargains at the local discount store, and restocked their makeshift warehouse with items for Good Neighbor Kits [GNK].  Meet Phyllis Doyens and Patty Lowry--- the Treasure Hunters.

  • Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

    For those of us born in the United States, citizenship is not something we think about on a regular basis. However, for the refugee or immigrant who has fled their country due to war, oppression or violence, the pursuit of citizenship is always at the forefront because it means having a country to call home again.

Welcome to World Relief DuPage/Aurora!

We are 104 staff joining with 75 churches and 750 volunteers to serve 5,500 refugees and immigrants each year. World Relief began offering services in DuPage County in 1979 and then opened an additional office in Aurora in 1999. Our strategy is to create, lead and continually improve services in partnership with local churches and the community to help the most vulnerable be transformed economically, socially and spiritually.

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Hope for the Future

Many refugees seek resettlement in another country because they dream of a future of safety, hope, and opportunity for their children.  While the U.S. may be a land of opportunity, refugee families need support in order to access the opportunities around them.  Therefore, World Relief DuPage/Aurora [WRDA] relies on the support of partners to help us provide for the future of refugee children.

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