Today is World Refugee Day!
World Refugee Day  commemorates the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees that have been forced to flee their homes to escape persecution or disaster. The day also recognizes refugees for their contributions to the world. According to the United Nations, there are more than  68 million people forcibly displaced  by war and violence, of which 25.4 million are refugees, mostly in neighboring nations. 
In recognition of these staggering statistics, the United Nations General Assembly designated World Refugee Day to be celebrated annually on June 20th, a day chosen to coincide with Africa's previously celebrated Refugee Day.

JFS is proud to have received a proclamation from Governor John Carney's Office, formally recognizing June 20th as World Refugee Day in Delaware. This is a true testament to JFS's assertion that Delaware is a welcoming state for refugees and supports all the work we do to carry out this vision. 

New Arrival:
JFS is eager to announce the arrival of another Congolese family that will be leaving the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania! This family of four consists of a 59-year-old widowed woman, her 23-year-old daughter, and her 27-year-old son who all will be arriving on Thursday, July 5th; her 37-year-old nephew will be arriving a week later, on July 12th.
As we prepare to welcome this family to Delaware, we ask for your continued  support. Please click on the sign-up list below to see what items the family will need. 

If you have any questions or concerns about donations or want to learn about ways to get involved with RISE,  please contact Lourena Gboeah at  or 302-478-9411 ex. 132.

As always, we appreciate your generosity and support!
Thank You,
L ourena Gboeah, MSW  
RISE Program Coordinator
Jewish Family Services of Delaware 

Snapshots of Success :
JFS is happy to announce that we have successfully reunited the refugee family that arrived on May 30th with their family in Spokane, WA, where they have since relocated. 

We want to emphasize our immense gratitude for everything our community did to prepare for and welcome this family to Delaware. It never ceases to amaze us how you rally behind JFS and dedicate yourselves to this mission of welcoming the stranger. We are so fortunate to have such a loving community to stand with us through the ups and downs of the resettlement process. While we are sad that the family has left Delaware, we are delighted they were able to reunite with their family.
Thank you to the JFS Staff who joined our welcome committee on May 30th!

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Jewish Family Services of Delaware
99 Passmore Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

(302) 478-9411