One of the keys to any newcomer’s success in the United States is achieving and sustaining self-sufficiency.  World Relief’s Employment program, also called Match Grant, works to assist refugees in becoming financially self-sufficient in their first six months in the U.S. as an alternative to receiving public cash assistance.  Each refugee enrolled in this program is assigned a Case Manager to assist with searching for and securing employment, connecting employers to clients, and offering ongoing job counseling to clients.  This program requires an investment of private resources to “match” its federal funds, and World Relief secures the support of community members, volunteers, and employers to fulfill the program’s contribution.

Each dollar donated to this program is matched two to one by the federal government, so a gift of $40 leads to $120 in support of World Relief’s Employment Program.  In-kind donations also help contribute towards this federal match.

These donations are helpful in assisting clients enrolled in this program work towards early employment:
   -Winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves
   -Kroger gift cards to be used towards buying bus passes (a COTA bus pass is $62)
If you are interested in making a donation please contact Brian Zimmerman at bzimmerman@wr.org

If you are interested in learning about the Matching Grant Program please contact Charis Steffel at csteffel@wr.org or 614-337-2448

This program is a federal program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.