• The Smile Squad

    Whether they have never had access to care or just limited access, refugees often arrive here with dental issues. Because oral health is directly related to overall health, the DuPage County Health Department offers free dental screenings

  • Serving Holistically

    The first year of resettlement is crucial in every case---especially in complicated situations.  Therefore, staff across WRDA programs come together weekly to coordinate services and track client progress. 

  • New Year / New Goals

    The New Year is synonymous with a fresh start.  For a refugee leaving behind their home and culture, a new beginning can seem overwhelming. 

  • Administrative Relief

    On Thursday, November 20, President Obama announced his plan to provide administrative relief to eligible foreign born individuals currently in the United States

Welcome to World Relief DuPage/Aurora!

We are 104 staff joining with 75 churches and 750 volunteers to serve 5,500 refugees and immigrants each year. World Relief began offering services in DuPage County in 1979 and then opened an additional office in Aurora in 1999. Our strategy is to create, lead and continually improve services in partnership with local churches and the community to help the most vulnerable be transformed economically, socially and spiritually.

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Hope for the Future

Many refugees seek resettlement in another country because they dream of a future of safety, hope, and opportunity for their children.  While the U.S. may be a land of opportunity, refugee families need support in order to access the opportunities around them.  Therefore, World Relief DuPage/Aurora [WRDA] relies on the support of partners to help us provide for the future of refugee children.

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