All of our former refugees are doing very well, with gainful employment, great places to live in Vancouver and Richmond, and healthy, fast-growing children! We have been so honoured to support and get to know these awesome new Canadians!
St. Helen’s role as a sponsor of Syrian refugees is still ongoing. The paperwork for the sponsorship of three more refugees (a husband, wife and son) who are currently residing in Turkey, was submitted and processed in 2019. The three have had their interviews in Turkey and await the green light for immigration to Canada. Everything has slowed due to the pandemic, but we remain hopeful that their arrival will happen soon!
St. Helen’s has a dedicated fund for its Syrian Refugees and is continuing to raise funds for the support of these three more Syrian refugees upon their arrival in Canada. Specifically, this will go towards the family’s food, lodging, clothing, and furniture for a year, which is the minimum term of the sponsorship. If you wish to contribute to this fund, you may do so online, at https://www.pointgreyanglican.com/pages/give. Make sure to indicate “Syrian Refugees” in the PayPal “Add Special Instructions to the Seller” notebox.