From Stranger to Neighbor

Refugee Assistance Fund

Belonging Begins With Us

Each refugee has unique needs.  Among many types of assistance, the most common include finding housing and employment, improving language and communication skills, and enrolling children in schools.

Gulf Coast JFCS is proud to partner with HIAS and ORR to welcome and assist refugees to successfully and safely resettle in our community.  Financial contributions directed toward the Refugee Assistance Fund will assist these individuals and hundreds of others from other countries with vital food, housing, employment, and child care or school-entry support.  Together, we “welcome the stranger as our neighbor.”

Help Welcome Refugees Today

Gulf Coast JFCS has launched a special Refugee Assistance Fund and an Amazon Wish List to direct philanthropic contributions to help refugees settle and find safety, comfort, and happiness in their new communities. Your contributions will help fill gaps in funding immediate and essential resettling needs for all refugee families as they build their life in the United States.

Make an Impact:

  • $1,818: Housing, utility, and food insecurity support for 1 month for one household of 4 recent asylum seekers.
  • $200: Keep the lights on for a family for 1 month.
  • $100: Supplement groceries for 1 month
  • $50: Provides school supplies for a child entering school for the very first time.
  • $18: Help pay for English classes for 1 semester.

These funds will be directed to the most urgent needs of our newcomers, prioritizing those most in need.

How To Make Your Contribution:

Donate directly online below OR

Direct your contribution by written correspondence, either email or letter, to GCJFCS Refugee Services, Refugee Assistance Fund.

Sue Farley, Chief Development & Communications Officer
727-418-2787 |

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Donation Total: $18.00 One Time