LSS-SW Refugee Welcome Teams

Houses of worship and other community groups can welcome refugees to Arizona through a unique model known as Welcome Teams (also known as Church Co-Sponsors). Welcome Teams help with everything from furnishing apartments to making refugees more comfortable in their new community. 

Welcome Teams can help refugee families by supporting them as they learn English, helping them get around the city for appointments and job interviews, or even just by taking them to the library.

For us, it is a joy and a privilege to reach out and support our new neighbors, and we hope you will join us as partners in service. Welcome a family of newly arrived refugees in your community and embark on a fulfilling journey with your congregation or community group. 

What is a Welcome Team?

A basic overview of how valuable Welcome Teams are.

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Questions and Resources

Common questions and resources for starting your Welcome Team

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