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Navigating Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

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Use the Search Engine in the top right of the home page.

To learn more about the various ways of supporting the work of JRS/USA, please click here. For immediate assistance, please contact: Clare Bonsignore at 202.629.5948; Pat McDermott at 202.629.5939.  

Media Inquiries
If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more or arrange an interview, please e-mail Communications Director Christian Fuchs or call 202.629.5946. 

Contacts for the other Regions of JRS can be found by clicking the map on the bottom of this page. 

Schools and Parishes
To arrange a parish or campus visit, or to host a Refugee Camp simulation, a reading of Imago Dei: Journeys of Courage, Hope and Home, or if you'd like to host an event or a visit by a staff member from Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, please visit our Outreach section or email us.

"The work of JRS puts the person first: doing with, rather doing for, is the heart of our mission. This website is designed to put refugees and their concerns at the center of our public communications," said JRS International Director Fr. Peter Balleis S.J.

Within our website, a special place is given to the voices of refugees and a new multimedia library. Central to the mission and values of JRS is empowering refugees and bring their voices to the forefront.

"It is often almost impossible to imagine the suffering of refugees in the most distant corners of the world. Millions of refugees and asylum seekers live this invisible and insecure existence. So-called survival migrants are forced to eke out an existence in difficult circumstances and to send money back home. This website seeks to bring their voices, joys and concerns, closer to you," said Fr. Balleis.