Arrive Ministries will be resettling up to 350 refugees this year.
Three times the number from prior years!
God is at work.

This is your time.
This is your opportunity.
Together, let’s respond to God’s call to
 WELCOME.

Welcoming the stranger is one of the most repeated commands in all of Scripture. Next year, the U.S. may resettle a record number of refugees.

In order to welcome these families well, we need you.

[RE]BUILD with us in 3 Ways:

  • Housing

  • Welcome

  • Investment

Rebuild Housing Networks

Finding housing for our refugee-background families is one of our greatest challenges.

We are actively seeking property owners and landlords with availability and interest in renting to our newest neighbors.

Will you refer us to your network?

Housing Contact Submission Form

  • 1-3 Bedrooms
  • Rent between $1,000-$1,500
  • Close to public transit
  • Safe, sanitary

How can a refugee afford to pay rent?

Using their one-time governmental grant funds, Arrive Ministries case managers create a budget to pay for the security deposit, 1-2 months of full rent and 3-4 months of half rent. The family’s low-income assistance programs allow them to cover the other half during those months. Most families start to pay full rent on their own around month 5 or 6. This provides them with the needed time to connect with their job counselor and find employment.

How does a landlord best communicate expectations to a refugee renter?

We teach our families how to be good renters and take care of their homes. We also act as an advocate and liaison between families and property managers with maintenance issues and other needs. Often, this is due to language barriers. We will be available for the family and for you if any problems arise.

What are the benefits of renting to refugees?

Refugees have come from very difficult situations and are strong, determined, and hard-working people.  They are driven to create a safe and stable environment for their families.  This means they will do their best to be good renters who are respectful of property, neighbors, and property managers.

How do I conduct a background check on a refugee?

Although little information will show up on a conventional background check for refugees who are new to the country, refugees are thoroughly screened before entering the country. The U.S. State Department conducts a rigorous screening process of refugees  before being admitted into the U.S.

The fingerprints of applicants are screened against the FBI biometric database, the DHS biometric database (which includes watch-list information and previous immigration encounters in the U.S. and overseas), and the U.S. Department of Defense database, which includes fingerprints that are collected from around the world. In-person interviews are conducted with each refugee applicant before deciding whether to approve him or her for resettlement in the United States. All refugees undergo a health screening to identify medical needs and to ensure that those with a contagious disease do not enter the United States. Most refugees undergo a brief U.S. cultural orientation course prior to departure for the United States.

Provide a Welcome

Be one of the first faces to greet a family at the airport.

Love a family practically by helping our Case Managers with appointments, life-skills education (i.e. grocery shopping, riding the bus, etc.) plus grow in friendship with our newest neighbors!

We need you. We need teams from your church. Help us welcome these new families with the love of Christ.

[RE]BUILD: Learn about welcoming a refugee family

Attend an Upcoming Interest Meeting

arriveministries.org/events

 

Host an interest meeting at your church

Church interest meetings can be in person or over zoom.

Invest in their Future

It takes resources to resettle refugees lovingly and holistically. In this season of rebuilding we are adding staff to serve 300% more displaced people.

Will you invest in the future of our refugee neighbors by funding our ability to meet their needs?

Will you [RE]BUILD with us?


After years of praying for the opportunity to resettle and reunite more refugee families, God answered, and we expect arrivals to triple. 

We need the church now more than ever. [RE]BUILD with us!