“Behind these statistics [on migrants and refugees] are people, each of them with a name, a face, a story, an inalienable dignity which is theirs as a child of God.” Pope Francis, Address to the Jesuit Refugee Service, 14 Nov 2015
With the many supportive services offered by Catholic Charities agencies, refugees and immigrants find homes and jobs. They learn how to speak English and how to navigate our American systems. They go to school, launch businesses, build assets and become contributing citizens. In 2015, Catholic Charities agencies served nearly 400,000 refugees and immigrants.