Across our world hundreds of thousands of children and teens travel alone seeking safe haven.
  • In Europe, more than 200,000 unaccompanied children and youth have requested asylum since 2015.
  • In the U.S. upwards of 50,000 children arrive unaccompanied and in need of help at our southern border each year.
Many of these youth have been without family for months or even years, while others are separated from family during their travels. They exist in a state of limbo – not knowing how or when they will be welcomed into a caring, safe community or reunited with family. Many are losing hope and we're hearing devastating stories of self-harm and suicides. We are committed to helping restore their hope.
This is an opportunity – and, more so, a call – for the Church to be the community that welcomes, loves and shares hope.

Refugee Connect exists to engage the local and global Church as well as caring individuals. Our focus is to:
  • Raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by these youth
  • Support and connect ministries and individuals who are helping them
  • Grow the foster care family base of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program
  • Work with the church to find ways to help those who age out of the youth program
  • Work with young people to establish trade skills and businesses

Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors (M.U.M.)

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One of our initiatives is the MUM Network. This is a network of churches, ministries and individuals that help unaccompanied refugee children and youth. Our goal is to work together to offer welcome, provide guidance, share resources, and help these youth recover and thrive. We also serve as a support system for each other.

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