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World Refugee Day: A Celebration of Courage

It’s hard to start over.

It’s even more difficult when it involves a new country, a new language and well, a new way of doing just about everything.

Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services’ resettlement program understands that it takes strength and a great deal of courage to leave one’s home, due to persecution. In recognition of their resilience, staff hosts World Refugee Day every June. This year’s funfilled event featured a variety of games, a bouncy house, face-painting and a friendly volleyball competition. There was also live music and a buffet featuring food from six different countries.

“It’s really a celebration of our refugees and their brave journey to find peace and a secure home,” added Rachel Pollock, MSW, Director of Refugee and Immigration Programs.

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