Help Refugees From Afghanistan Right Here in West Michigan!

Bethany Christian Services is welcoming Afghan refugees who have fled their country in the wake of the Taliban’s rise to power, and the U.S. military’s withdrawal. Most left with only the clothes they were wearing and the few items they could carry. Bethany is projected to resettle 230 Afghans in Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland.

Here’s How You Can Help

Tap to Purchase Items from Bethany's Refugee and Afghan New Arrivals Wish List

* Items include everything from bedding and bathroom items, hangars, kitchen items, toiletries, specific hygiene items, Visa Gift Cards and more.

Tap to go to Bethany's Help Afghan Refugees Page

* Give Financially - Your support will help provide food, shelter, and more.

* Volunteer - There's a refugee resettlement program right here in West Michigan!

* Pray - Pray with us for the vulnerable children and families.

FAQs

Bethany knows you likely have some questions. Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.

Every Afghan refugee referred to us has undergone a thorough security screening by the Department of Homeland Security as part of the resettlement process.

Afghan refugee children are not legally eligible for adoption. If you’re interested in providing a safe and loving foster home to unaccompanied refugee minors, sign up to learn more about our refugee foster care program.

Churches can play a vital role in walking alongside refugees as they adjust to their new lives. Volunteers from your church can welcome and care for a newly arrived individual or family. This often includes being a tour guide to the local area, helping with transportation, providing child care when needed, helping them practice English, and just being a good friend and neighbor in any way they need. You can volunteer with a local Bethany resettlement location or contact a resettlement agency near you.