We are helping refugees recover from displacement and rebuild their lives in Northern Colorado.
Together with local churches, we offer our new neighbors a welcoming community along with practical help. We raise awareness among churches and in the greater community concerning the challenges that refugees face and the blessings that they bring.
We support churches with a burden to welcome refugees into our community in ways that demonstrate the love of God. We come alongside and support efforts in the refugee community, making connections between people and resources, and creating collaborative solutions in the ongoing process of recovery from forced displacement.
Since 1980 over 50,000 refugees have resettled in Colorado. This includes secondary migrants who were originally resettled in other states but have since migrated to Colorado. Many refugees who relocate to Colorado come for good paying jobs in agricultural processing plants that require minimum English language skills. These jobs also draw immigrants and asylum seekers from Central America.
We are collaborating with refugees, churches, and organizations along the Front Range of Northern Colorado. Much of our work is in Ft. Morgan, a town of 11,000 and home to approximately 1,000 East African refugees. Sixty percent of the school population is Latino or Hispanic. The local church is in a unique position to model the beauty of multi-ethnic community and to stand for the value and dignity of every person.