Hope is born of suffering; it gives strength to the weary and brings people together to form a future known only in God’s love.
Fr Thomas H. Smolich SJ, JRS International Director
JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
Reconciliation In a spirit of welcome and hospitality, JRS works to create a communal expression of social cohesion and acceptance of refugees within society.
Education JRS delivers quality education that fosters agency among forcibly displaced people, focused through the Global Education Initiative.
Livelihoods JRS provides innovative programs and opportunities focused on empowerment, self-reliance, and sustainability.
Protect U.S. Asylum – Oppose “Remain in Mexico” November 18, 2019
Happy New Year from JRS/USA: Hope Lives January 2, 2020
USA: Congress Approves Funding for Refugee Education December 23, 2019
JRS/USA has been awarded the 2019 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.