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No Choice But to Flee

No Choice But to Flee

Catholic Charities’ Hogar Immigrant Services offers legal assistance for immigrants who have traveled to our country legally, and for those seeking asylum or another form of immigration relief. Today, Suleyka Canelo, Catholic Charities’ Hogar Immigrant...
“It’s a Miracle to Be Here”

“It’s a Miracle to Be Here”

Last year, Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services office settled more than 600 refugees and served hundreds more. We celebrated World Refugee Day 2016 with about 75 refugees, community supporters and staff members. Our annual event educates the...
BB&T Employees Volunteer at Hogar

BB&T Employees Volunteer at Hogar

Last year, volunteers donated more than 26,000 hours to serve our Hogar clients. Last month, employees from BB&T Bank joined that growing number. In May, 15 employees from BB&T spent the evening helping clients at Catholic Charities’ Hogar Immigrant Services...
Former refugees cherish ‘miracle’ life in Stafford

Former refugees cherish ‘miracle’ life in Stafford

Alphonse Habonimana, his wife Analissa Kabura and their family are Burundian refugees who were settled by Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services in 2007. They are pictured below in their brand new Habitat for Humanity home, with their children (from...
My Life-Changing Experience as a Volunteer

My Life-Changing Experience as a Volunteer

By: Moire Latamore After nearly 35 years as a federal employee, I was retiring. I had made plans, but things were not going as anticipated.  I had enjoyed tutoring low literacy adults and thought that I might be able to find some local volunteer work. I saw a posting...
No Better Way to Welcome the Stranger: Volunteer Speaks about Hogar

No Better Way to Welcome the Stranger: Volunteer Speaks about Hogar

In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a future in freedom. We, the people of this continent, are not fearful of foreigners, because most of us were once foreigners. I say this to you as the son of immigrants,...