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ORGANIZATION: CATHOLIC CHARITIES INDIANAPOLIS INC

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In this role, you will accompany newly resettled refugees as they adjust to life in the U.S. and journey towards self-sufficiency. You will be a liaison between the refugee(s) and Catholic Charities support staff throughout the resettlement process. Many of our clients do not speak English. We will connect you with resources needed for this opportunity.

Refugee and Immigrant Services is a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis, an affiliate of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC). Staff and volunteers are called to uphold the dignity of all people. Guided by Catholic social teaching, we consider it a privilege to deliver compassionate and caring service to help and empower those in need. Since 1975, RIS has resettled over 20,000 refugees in the Indianapolis area.

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About CATHOLIC CHARITIES INDIANAPOLIS INC

Location:

1400 N MERIDIAN ST, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202, US

Mission Statement

The staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities Indianapolis are called by the Gospel to uphold the dignity of all people. Guided by Catholic social teaching, we consider it a privilege to deliver compassionate and caring service to help and empower those in need.

Description

Values: Created in the image and likeness of God and grounded in our faith, we value:

  • Justice
  • Stewardship
  • Diversity
  • Action
  • Self-Determination
  • Personal Growth
  • Respect

Catholic Charities Indianapolis was founded in 1919 to serve the poor and hurting of the Indianapolis community. Our programs provide quality services in counseling, child, youth and family support, eldercare, emergency and specialized services, and pregnancy and adoption services.

In 2019-20, Catholic Charities Indianapolis programs served over 69,000people. Among those served, the majority are women and children, who live below the federal poverty level. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers we can provide quality services to more individuals and families in need.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Indianapolis, IN 46202

(39.78841,-86.15714)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Budgeting
  • Life Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • You will check in with your assigned refugee family on a weekly basis. Each in-person check-in should be 30-90 minutes. We request that you commit for a minimum of 3 months.

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