Our Mission, “Putting God’s love into action by assisting the refugee and asylum-seeking community to re-establish and assimilate their lives in the United States.”
Our vision is to effectively fulfill the needs of refugees through volunteers and by the financial assistance of many individuals and our local partners.
“The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born…” Lev. 19:34
“…Love your neighbor as yourself…” Matt. 12:31
VOR relies heavily on partnerships. We are partnering with like-minded organizations to help refugees through the below services.
- English Language Classes: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays | 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM
- Career Counseling & Job Search
- Computer Training
- Childcare for kids ages 6 months to Kindergarten. Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays | 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Summer Tutoring Program for students: From Kindergarten to 12th grade | From June till mid-August.
- Tutoring for refugees (adults & kids)
We are expanding services to Thursday and into the evenings in 2020, so this is a great time to come visit VOR to determine your place at VOR. If you represent a business, university, church or other commununity group interested in helping refugees, please contact Joe Guidotti at (714) 277-6843 or email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOR has developed a number of tools aimed at assisting each refugee family as they re-establish and restart their lives here in America. Each of these tools meet an essential need including supplemental food, English as a Second Language education, resident status and financial counseling, household goods assistance, career training, employment counseling, and developing a new community within their neighborhood.
Newly arriving refugees have little to no cash, yet are in desperate need of items to furnish their apartments. Donations are a great way for us to bless them while creating more opportunities for interaction.
Used items needed for Donation
- Kitchen Tables
- Very clean couches
New items needed for Donation
- Pre-paid Gas Cards
- Gift cards to Costco or Sam’s Club
- Mattresses (Twin & Queen)
- Towels (dish or bath)
- Bed linens (All sizes)
- Detergent (Laundry & Dish)
- Toys for daycare (Ages 1-6)
- Backpacks (for children)
- Toiletries and Blankets
We offer opportunities to church attendees to demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways by treating newcomers to the US with loving kindness and by giving them a hand up. In the same manner God treats and freely provides His grace to them.
Job-skills training and employment assistance are often a critical need in helping refugees and asylum seekers build new lives here in Southern California. Our corporate partners help make this possible.
Our volunteers offer rides, teach ESL classes, lead small groups, deliver home goods and more. When you volunteer with us you are joining a family and making a meaningful impact. learn more