No one chooses to be a refugee. You can choose to help.
We invite you to help refugees build a new home and a life free from persecution. This June, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a refugee.
International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) and Multicultural Community Services (MCS), programs of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, offer resettlement support and healing to refugees who have been victims of torture and/or persecution from war. Most arrive to this country with one suitcase and the hope of building a new life in America. The typical family of 4 at our clinic lives on less than $10,000 a year and for that reason, many basic needs go unmet. This includes basic hygiene items like laundry soap, shampoo, towels, socks, coats and blankets, and life-saving pharmaceuticals.
We are asking for your help! Please consider helping us contact others who share a commitment to providing sanctuary to the world’s most vulnerable people, and asking them to make that adjustment to America just a little bit easier. Any amount they give goes directly and completely to support client needs.
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International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) and Multicultural Community Services (MCS)
International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) provides services to refugees who have been oppressed, tortured, and traumatized by conflict and persecution. For over twenty years, ICCS has offered social services and emotional support to people from Iraq, Somalia, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Iran, Russia, Burma, Bhutan, and more.
Multicultural Community Services (MCS) is contracted with the U.S Department of State to help refugees rebuild their homes, and their lives. Since 1975, MCS has resettled over 35,000 refugees from all over the world, helping them become self-sufficient and integrated into the culture and community of Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon and King and Snohomish counties in Washington. MCS refugee resettlement services include Reception and Placement/Refugee Case Services, Volunteer Opportunities, Cash/Furniture/Household Item Donations.