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Refugee Resettlement Program

About our Refugee Resettlement Program:

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, as well as 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.

 

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me.

Matthew 25:35

Ways you can help:

Donate Now

Contribute basic household furnishings – particularly dinette sets, new mattresses, and bedding. For more information, contact: Yasmeen Baban babany@ccsem.org, Niveen Talia talian@ccsem.org, and Wameed Aljuboori aljubooriw@ccsem.org

Volunteer – individuals and parish volunteer groups are needed to help deliver furnishings. For more information, contact: Yasmeen Baban babany@ccsem.org, Niveen Talia talian@ccsem.org, and Wameed Aljuboori aljubooriw@ccsem.org

Provide housing – property owners and landlords seeking tenants are needed, homeowners could also consider hosting a refugee in their own home, please contact housing specialist, Baidaa Al-Jashamy at aljashamyb@ccsem.org for all housing related inquiries.

For all other inquries or information – please contact the Refugee Resettlement program director, Omar Tucktuck at tucktucko@ccsem.org or call 586-416-2300 ext. 4034