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Media Archive: 2022

Ukrainian families spend first Christmas, new year resettled in Illinois ​Shaw Local News Network, December 23, 2022
Forensic Medical Evaluators for Asylum Seekers Need More Support South Side Weekly, December, 2023
​Afghan refugees hoping for easier pathway to permanent residency ABC7, December 20, 2022
Home Visiting For Refugee Families: Flourishing in New Places National Home Visitor Resource Center, November, 2022
Her family survived the Holocaust. Now she’s helping a Muslim refugee family start anew in Chicago, including hosting their first Thanksgiving. Chicago Tribune, November, 2022
Afghan refugees in Chicago urge Congress to provide long-term immigration protections Chicago Sun-Times, October 2022
Ukrainian Refugees Living in Chicago Suburbs Tell Story of Survival 8 Months Into War NBC5, October, 2022
RefugeeOne Opens New Headquarters In West Ridge As Agency Nearly Doubles To Address Refugee Crisis Block Club Chicago, September, 2022
She escaped the Taliban. A year later, her fate — like thousands of Afghans — is in limbo. WBEZ, September, 2022
RefugeeOne moves to new headquarters, doubles capacity WBEZ, September 2022
One year after the US withdrew from Afghanistan, refugees find support from all corners of Chicago​ Chicago Tribune, August , 2022
Ukrainian mother recounts the horrors of war as she and her son start a new life in Chicago suburbs. For them ‘there is no place to go back to.’ ​Chicago Tribune, August 6, 2022
Afghan Adjustment Act could help refugees trying to resettle in the U.S. WBEZ Podcast, August 2022
A wave of Afghan teens arrived suddenly — and changed everything at a Chicago high school WBEZ, May 2022
RefugeeOne’s dental clinic takes a different approach to community dental care Illinois Dental News, May 2022
Chicago’s Welcome of Ukrainian Refugees May Come With Challenges South Side Weekly, April, 2022
How Chicago aid groups are prepping for thousands of Ukrainian refugees Crain’s Chicago Business, March, 2022
Partners in Sponsorship: Local Churches Link Up for Community Sponsorship HomeTown Podcast, March, 2022
Local church members help resettle Syrian refugees Riverside – Brookfield Landmark, ​March, 2022
Afghan refugee DePaul students settle into English classes University and community groups support new refugees from Afghanistan The Depaulia, March, 2022
Chicago area welcoming another wave of Afghan refugees:‘Overnight their lives were just uprooted’ Chicago Tribune, February, 2022
As another wave of Afghans arrives in Chicago, volunteers say more help is needed Chicago Sun-Times, February, 2022
Refugees Drive West Ridge’s Growing Asian Population Chicago Sun-Times, January, 2022

Media Archive: 2021

An Afghan “refugee kid” is welcoming young people just like her to Chicago WBEZ, December 22, 2021
Columbia alum helps refugees with living necessitiesThe Columbia Chronicle November 19, 2021
DePaul is resettling ten Afghan refugees The DePauliaNovember 8, 2021
DePaul students provide hope, mentorship to Chicago’s growing refugee communities The DePaulia, November 1, 2021
Chicago Welcomes Afghan Refugees, But Many Left Behind Patch, October 11, 2021 
Afghan interpreter, reunited with family stranded in Afghanistan, pleads for US to evacuate extended family Chicago TribuneSeptember 3, 2021
Illinois lawmakers pledge to welcome, support hundreds of Afghan refugees WGN9, September 1, 2021
‘These people will arrive with trauma.’How Chicago groups are helping to welcome
Afghan refugees
 Chicago Tribune, August 31, 2021
Number of expected Afghan refugees resettling in Chicago increases Chicago Sun-Times, August 30, 2021
As people flee Afghanistan, resettlement agencies in Chicago prepare for more refugees Chicago Sun-Times, August 28, 2021
Chicago Agencies Prepare To Welcome Afghan Refugees ‘Within Weeks’ Chicago NBC5, August 25, 2021
Editorial Roundup: Illinois U.S. News, August 24, 2021
As Afghan Families Flee Taliban Rule, Chicago Agencies Mobilize To Help Them Settle Here:
​‘We Want To Do What’s Right’
 Block Club Chicago, August 20, 2021
‘The Situation Is Really Tragic’: The Crisis In Afghanistan Will Lead Some Refugees To Chicago CBS2 Chicago, August 17, 2021
Refugee Agencies Scramble to Bring Afghan Allies to US WTTW, August 17, 2021
Afghanistan Crisis Leads Some Refugees to Chicago – CBS Chicago Illinois News Live, August 17, 2021
‘Where Will They Go?’: Afghans Fleeing The Taliban Could Find Refuge In Chicago WBEZ, August 17, 2021
​Chicago resettlement organization helps refugee families get COVID vaccinations Chicago Tribune, June 24, 2021
Refugee Family Reunites After Years Apart: ‘God Has Done a Miracle’ Newsy, May 27, 2021
Refugee family from Congo reunites in Chicago after 5 years apart ABC7, May 26, 2021
Ten Years On, Syrian Refugees in US Express Loss, Hope Voice of America (VOA), March 15, 2021
Syrian Refugees in U.S. Reflect on Past and Present Fortunes Voice of America (VOA), March 14, 2021

Media Archive: 2020

Resettlement, reunification and romance: Refugees make a new life in Chicago
despite the pandemic
Chicago Sun-Times, December 25, 2020
Refugee Couple Spends First Christmas In Chicago After Years ApartNBC5, December 24, 2020
For Immigrants and Advocates in Chicago, ‘Work is Only Beginning’ as They Await
New Biden Administration
Chicago Sun-Times, November 17, 2020
Teen helps refugee kids find community on the soccer fieldWGN-TV, October 26, 2020​
Chicago Teen Starts Soccer Camp for Young RefugeesNBC5, October 16, 2020
With Gentrification on the Rise, RefugeeOne Leaves Uptown After 35 YearsBlock Club Chicago, August 28, 2020
Schools Provide Stability For Refugees. COVID-19 Upended That., ​HuffPost, June 27, 2020
From African to African American: How brush with police changed Congolese refugee’s life — and his camera’s focus., Chicago Sun-Times, June 22, 2020
Chicago Refugee Group Making Masks For Those In Need — Here’s How You Can HelpBlock Club Chicago, May 12, 2020
Mask sewing project among Chicago refugee groups leads to new career goal: ‘This is my job’Chicago Tribune, May 6, 2020
Refugees try to make new start in Chicago as COVID-19 upends daily life: ‘Once we get back to the normal life, we want to walk freely’Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2020
Dozens of refugee women make, donate masks during coronavirus pandemicWGN, April 24, 2020
Refugee family reunites at O’Hare after 3 years apartWGN-TV, March 4, 2020
Hyde Park Refugee Project Helping Another Family Resettle on the South Side This SpringBlock Club Chicago, January 3, 2020

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Media Archive: 2020

Resettlement, reunification and romance: Refugees make a new life in Chicago
despite the pandemic
Chicago Sun-Times, December 25, 2020
Refugee Couple Spends First Christmas In Chicago After Years ApartNBC5, December 24, 2020
For Immigrants and Advocates in Chicago, ‘Work is Only Beginning’ as They Await
New Biden Administration
Chicago Sun-Times, November 17, 2020
Teen helps refugee kids find community on the soccer fieldWGN-TV, October 26, 2020​
Chicago Teen Starts Soccer Camp for Young RefugeesNBC5, October 16, 2020
With Gentrification on the Rise, RefugeeOne Leaves Uptown After 35 YearsBlock Club Chicago, August 28, 2020
Schools Provide Stability For Refugees. COVID-19 Upended That., ​HuffPost, June 27, 2020
From African to African American: How brush with police changed Congolese refugee’s life — and his camera’s focus., Chicago Sun-Times, June 22, 2020
Chicago Refugee Group Making Masks For Those In Need — Here’s How You Can HelpBlock Club Chicago, May 12, 2020
Mask sewing project among Chicago refugee groups leads to new career goal: ‘This is my job’Chicago Tribune, May 6, 2020
Refugees try to make new start in Chicago as COVID-19 upends daily life: ‘Once we get back to the normal life, we want to walk freely’Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2020
Dozens of refugee women make, donate masks during coronavirus pandemicWGN, April 24, 2020
Refugee family reunites at O’Hare after 3 years apartWGN-TV, March 4, 2020
Hyde Park Refugee Project Helping Another Family Resettle on the South Side This SpringBlock Club Chicago, January 3, 2020

Media Archive: 2017

This #GivingTuesday, Stand with Refugee and Immigrant WomenHuffington Post, November 21, 2017
Adjusting to New Lives, Chicago’s Rohingya Look to Aid Those Still in MyanmarNBC News, October 11, 2017
Heartbreaking Refugee Stories Inspire Syrian Charity Dinner at AvecDNAInfo, October 9, 2017
New Trier Cross Country Team Runs for RefugeesDaily North Shore, October 4, 2017
Hyde Park Refugee Project Hosts Community Dialogue on Refugee ResettlementHyde Park Herald, September 20, 2017
Displaced by Fire, Syrian Refugee Family Receives AidChicagoTribune’s Evanston Review, September 20, 2017
Welcome to Refugee HighChicago Reader, June 7, 2017
Refugees Escape Violence and War, but Anguish RemainsChicago Tribune, May 9, 2017
​Syrian Refugee Family Finding Its Way in ChicagoChicago Tribune, April 17, 2017
That’s So South Asian: 30 Years of Channeling DiversityThe Chicago Maroon, April 3, 2017
As Resettlement Agencies Face Uncertainty, Donors Rally for Syrian FamilyChicagoist, March 8, 2017
Chicago Synagogues Still Waiting to Help Refugees Trump Left in LimboThe Forward, February 16, 2017
So You Want to Help a Refugee FamilyDaily KOS, February 12, 2017
Elgin Church Gets First-Hand Look at Refugee ExperienceChicago Tribune’s Elgin Courier News, February 11, 2017
Hyde Park Refugee Project Shifts Focus Among Political ClimateHyde Park Herald, February 8, 2017
Syrian Refugee Family Arrives in Chicago After Travel Ban DelayABC 7, February 8, 2017
Syrian Family Arrives in Chicago After Long WaitWall Street Journal, February 7, 2017
Syrian Refugee Family Arrives at O’Hare Amid Immigration Ban LiftCBS 2, February 7, 2017
Syrian Refugee Family Arrives at O’Hare to a Crowd of LoveFOX 32, February 7, 2016​
Syrian Refugees Arrive in ChicagoWTTW Chicago Tonight, February 7, 2017
Syrian Refugee Family Arrives in Chicago to Cheers as Court Weighs Controversial BanChicago Tribune, February 7, 2017
​Syrian Refugees Due to Reunite with Family at O’Hare as Court Considers BanChicagoist, February 7, 2017
Last Refugees to Arrive at O’Hare as 120-Day Ban Takes HoldChicago Tribune, February 3, 2017
Refugee Ban Separates Families in Chicago Area, Unites Aid GroupsPatch, February 1, 2017
Refugees: A World Away from Loved Ones, Anxious and in LimboThe Associated Press, February 1, 2017
Want to Help Refugees? ‘Don’t Just Stay Angry’ Volunteer, Donate, HireDNA Info, February 1, 2017
Refugees, Agencies Relay Impact of New Immigration RestrictionsChicago Tribune’s Skokie Review, February 1, 2017
Viral Photo of Empty Crib Shows Heartbreaking Effects of Trump’s Ban – Carbonated.TV, January 31, 2017
A Syrian Family Who Fled Aleppo Was Unable to Come to Chicago Due to Trump’s BanTeen Vogue, January 31, 2017
Illinois’ Synagogue that Sponsored Some of Last Syrian Refugees Before Ban Fights OnChicagoist, January 31, 2017
Trump Won’t Make America Great Again Without RefugeesChicago Sun-Times, January 31, 2017
Trump’s Travel Ban Delays Refugee Sisters from CongoCBS 2, January 31, 2017
Muslim Ban is Tearing Apart Families, Not Stopping TerroristsThe Islamic Monthly, January 31, 2017
Syrian Family Set to Arrive in Chicago ‘in Limbo’ After Trump Travel BanNBC Chicago, January 31, 2017
Mom Shares Photo of Crib to Show Heartbreaking Result of Muslim BanHuffington Post, January 30, 2017
Faith Communities Search for Tools of ResistanceWBEZ Chicago, January 30, 2017
Chicago Refugee Support Groups Denounce President Trump’s Travel BanABC 7, January 31, 2017
Warm Welcome for Syrians in a Country About to Ban ThemThe New York Times, January 28, 2017​
Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous CheesecakeNPR Morning Edition, January 3, 2017

Media Archive: 2016

Spikeball Founder’s Donation Will Allow Refugee Family To Come To ChicagoDNAinfo, December 27, 2016
Chicago Comes Through In Fundraiser To Bring Refugee Family To CityDNAinfo, December 24, 2016
One Refugee Family’s Long Road to Christmas in ChicagoChicago Sun-Times, December 23, 201
Glenview ‘Kindness Week’ Touches Syrian RefugeesDaily North Shore, December 21, 2016
Chicago parents raising funds to give refugees a new startChicago TribuneDecember 19, 2016
Refugee Resettlement Groups See Surge in VolunteersWBEZ News Chicago, December 2, 2016
Community Groups Help Refugee Family Move into Hyde ParkHyde Park Herald, November 30, 2016
Hyde Park Church Fundraising to Support Syrian RefugeesThe Chicago Maroon, November 22, 2016
With Help, a Refugee and his Family Builds a New LifeChicago Tribune’s Lake Forester, August 30, 2016
Syrian Mother, Daughter Struggle with New Life in USVoice of America, July 18, 2016
Elgin Church Helps Afghan RefugeesDaily Herald, April 14, 2016
UNHCR Chief Welcomes US Leadership Over Global CrisisUNHCR, March 19, 2016
Opinion: Why My Chicago Company Helps RefugeesChicago Sun-Times, February 10, 2016
This Chicago Floral Company Hired Refugees To Help Make Valentine’s Bouquets, Chicagoist, February 10, 2016
West Town Florist Helps Refugees’ Dreams Bloom, ​Chicago Tribune, January 23, 2016