Who We Serve
In seeking to serve the most vulnerable, World Relief DuPage/Aurora serves specific groups in our local communities. Among these groups are:
- The Local Church
- The local Church is best represented by the Biblical term, “Body of Christ.” This includes institutional congregations and also refers more broadly to the people of God. While there may be many “congregations” in one area, there is truly only one “Church.”
- An immigrant is a foreigner coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence. Immigration is for many reasons including: political realities, economic factors, family reunification, natural disasters, and the hope of opportunity and a new life
- A refugee is a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion.
- An immigrant in the United Stateswho is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country of nationality, or to seek the protection of that country because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion.
- Victims of Human Trafficking
- Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. As defined under U.S. federal law, victims of human trafficking include children involved in the sex trade, adults age 18 or over who are coerced or deceived into commercial sex acts, and anyone forced into different forms of “labor or services,” such as domestic workers held in a home, or farm-workers forced to labor against their will. While at present WRDA does not currently have a specific outreach program for victims of human trafficking, as these individuals are identified by law enforcement, those who are foreign-born have access to the services WRDA provides for refugees and asylees.