Rogers Park Visit
Join us for a visit to Rogers Park, Chicago’s most diverse neighborhood and home to many refugees resettled in city. The vision trip will begin with a commute on Lake Shore Drive up north to our location that affords a great view of the city alongside Lake Michigan. Upon arriving, there will be an opportunity to walk a portion of Devon Avenue, giving a firsthand experience of the area’s rich cultural diversity. There will also be the opportunity to have dinner at one of Devon Avenue’s many ethnic restaurants.
Viator House Facility Tour
Viator House of Hospitality in Des Plaines provides temporary housing for young men seeking asylum out of immigration detention. Unaccompanied children entering the country who are detained are housed in juvenile detention facilities through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Viator House provides housing for 20 young men that would otherwise by law be transferred from juvenile to adult immigration detention facilities on their 18th birthday. Join us as we tour the Viator House facility and learn about the services they provide.
World Relief DuPage Office Tour
Join us for a tour of the newly opened World Relief DuPage office in Carol Stream, World Relief’s largest field office. World Relief is one of nine organizations contracted with the US Department of State for refugee resettlement. Learn about the services World Relief DuPage provides as they assist refugees in adjusting to their new homes. World Relief DuPage has welcomed refugees and immigrants since 1979 and offers holistic services designed to promote local integration so that refugees and immigrants root and flourish in supportive communities.
Refugee Business Tour
Join us as we visit the Re:New Project in Glen Ellyn, a shop that equips and employs refugee women. Learn about Re:New Project’s origins, its vision, and how it empowers local refugee women. There will be time to shop and purchase products made by these women. Following our time at Re:New, we will visit and eat dinner at Pa Lian Burmese Restaurant in Wheaton. This will include the opportunity to listen to the owner tell about his journey as a refugee.