Join Sonya in support of World Refugee Day
No one chooses to be a refugee. We can choose to help.
Many of you have heard small stories of the work that I do. For the last four years, I’ve been a Counselor at International Counseling and Community Services, and it has been a journey that has been filled with laughter, tears, celebration and much learning! Here’s your chance to be involved in what I am blessed to do everyday.
Join me in helping refugee families! International Counseling and Community Services provides one-on-one counseling and support to survivors of torture, war, and other atrocities. We serve more than 350 clients a year. Most arrive to this country with one suitcase and the hope of building a new life in America. The typical family of 4 at our clinic lives on less than $10,000 a year and for that reason, many basic needs go unmet. This includes basic hygiene items like laundry soap, shampoo, towels, socks, coats and blankets, and life-saving pharmaceuticals.
We are asking for your help! Please consider helping us contact others who share a commitment to providing sanctuary to the world’s most vulnerable people, and asking them to make that adjustment to America just a little bit easier. Any amount they give goes directly and completely to support client needs.
International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) and Multicultural Community Services (MCS)
International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) provides services to refugees who have been oppressed, tortured, and traumatized by conflict and persecution. For over twenty years, ICCS has offered social services and emotional support to people from Iraq, Somalia, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Iran, Russia, Burma, Bhutan, and more.
Multicultural Community Services (MCS) is contracted with the U.S Department of State to help refugees rebuild their homes, and their lives. Since 1975, MCS has resettled over 35,000 refugees from all over the world, helping them become self-sufficient and integrated into the culture and community of Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon and King and Snohomish counties in Washington. MCS refugee resettlement services include Reception and Placement/Refugee Case Services, Volunteer Opportunities, Cash/Furniture/Household Item Donations.