WTAP serves refugees who have recently been relocated to the Phoenix area through the U.S. State Department. These refugees are supported by local resettlement agencies that help with their transition. These families have usually been in refugee camps for 10+ years and come from countries all over the world. The refugees we help are on a special visa and can ultimately become U.S. citizens. They are highly motivated, resourceful and eager to start a new life. They develop strong ties to their new communities, make active contributions, work hard and pay taxes. They are expected to be self sufficient within 6 months of arrival.
In 2020 WTAP welcomed 300 families from 18 countries with 56% being children.