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Since 1980, more than 13,000 children have been cared for by the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) foster care network
In 2009 and 2010, over 500 children were released to family members in more than 60 cities and provided follow-up services through the Safe Passages Program
Unaccompanied Refugee and Migrant Children are among the most vulnerable people on earth. Refugee children who have lost their families through war, violence, or other causes are often forgotten when they arrive in refugee camps, alone, scared and, at times, abused and exploited. Another vulnerable population is the children traveling alone to the United States without legal status. Upon entering the country without documentation, they often are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and placed in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement. These children must face alone the uncertainties of being held in the custody of the U.S. government and awaiting their case determination or reunification with family.
Become a foster parent at one of our 12 Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) foster care programs!
Social Service providers can conduct home studies, follow-up or counseling services for unaccompanied, undocumented youth!
Help our Unaccompanied Refugee and Migrant Children programs by making a tax-deductible contribution now.
If you are in New York, Florida, or Washington, DC, make your donation online. Residents of other states should visit the National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services.
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