All of our former refugees are doing very well, with gainful employment, good 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. A family of four (with another on the way!) arrived in September 2022. We are delighted to welcome Abdul Rahman, Rahaf, Ahmed and Amen to Canada after their very long wait in Turkey! As their sponsors, we have the responsibility of financially supporting them until September 2023, although additional support to them will likely need to continue into 2024. St. Helen’s has a dedicated fund for the Syrian Refugees. All monies donated to this fund will go towards the food, rent, utilities, phones and transportation for Abdul Rahman and his family. If you wish to contribute to this fund, you may do so online, HERE. In the drop-down menu for online donations, be sure to select “Syrian Refugee Fund”. You will receive a charitable receipt for your donation.