Our Mission Statement
The Welcome to America Project is a nonprofit organization that creates community connections and builds bridges of neighborly understanding by providing furniture, basic necessities, education, and additional resources to newly arriving refugees.
We offer a simple welcoming gesture, but it is one that lasts a lifetime.
Read About This Week's Families
One family we will visit is from Cuba. The husband (age 37) left Cuba in 2003 and the wife (age 23) left two years ago. They are both from the same community in Cuba, however they met in Spain. They traveled from Spain to Cancun for two days and then traveled to Tijuana. They made their way to the U.S. border where they sought political asylum. They spent eight or nine hours seeking asylum there. Then they went to Miami where they were able to reach out to Catholic Charities. After Miami they traveled to Arizona. They are excited to work and to learn English. They are enrolled in a community college here.
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