Take the physical and compassionate challenge to get on your bike or take a walk for refugees at Welcome Home. Every year, Welcome Home participates in the Ride for Refuge, recruiting team captains to create teams of riders who will push the pedal and raise funds on behalf of...Read More
Five young eyes stared at their mother. 27-year-old Noelia fixed her own gaze on them; she felt the weight of their need and their blind confidence that she would protect them and provide for them. Since rebels killed her husband a couple years before, Noelia had to forge...Read More
Church partnership enables us to make our house their home.
Welcome Home Refugee House exists to provide short-term housing to refugee new arrivals from every ethnic and religious background. Emotional and spiritual support is offered to newcomers that choose us as their residence. We assist the refugee with settlement and seek to advocate on their behalf by engaging the community, especially the local churches. Ultimately, our goal is to provide the support, connections and skills that will enable refugees to lead a healthy and productive life.
Watch this short video to meet some of the people and hear about some of the ways we say, “Welcome Home!” to newly arrived refugees. You’ll meet Sharon Schmidt, our Director, Scott Cressman, a former staff member, and three refugees from Sudan and Ethiopia.
for our paid Fall 2017-Summer 2018 Internships. Grads of Social Work, International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, Global Studies and the like- we could be your next first great step! Applications due April 7, 2017 by 4 pm.
This Easter season, you can help WELCOME refugees to the Waterloo Region with the gift of a HOME.
$12.50 enables Welcome Home Refugee House to provide one day of
safe, caring shelter to a newly arrived refugee.