World Relief began offering services in DuPage County in 1979 and then opened an additional office in Aurora in 1999. We are a Christ-centered organization that partners with local churches and works with hundreds of individuals and community groups to offer a comprehensive range of services to refugees and immigrants living in DuPage and Kane Counties.

The goal is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable, and to see refugees, immigrants and members of their communities become fully-functioning, integrated participants in society. Each year in partnership with the Church, World Relief DuPage/Aurora helps more than 5,000 clients, 90% of whom are low income.

Refugee Services

Assisting refugee families as they rebuild their lives in the United States.

  1. Initial Resettlement Services: Providing core services to new refugee arrivals to help them move toward the goal of self-sufficiency

  2. Employment Services: Supporting refugees by providing early employment and opportunities to advance

  3. Youth Services: Aiding refugee students and families in their adjustment to school and life in America

  4. Counseling Center: Helping refugees overcome the trauma they experience in their country of origin

Immigration Legal Services

Providing low cost, family-based immigrant legal services

Education Services

Helping refugees and immigrants learn English and move towards self-sufficiency

Church & Volunteer Mobilization Services

Linking refugee and immigrant families with local churches and volunteers to facilitate life-changing relationships