Oasis International Ministries
"To serve and assist refugees who have relocated to St. Louis." Our mission is to help families get started in practical ways with furniture, clothes, housing, and jobs. We also want to encourage them through tutoring, mentoring and counseling. Simply being a friend can make the transition to the U.S. easier. With your help we can make a difference. Your time volunteering is so important in connecting with refugee families. In addition to financial support, we also accept donations of furniture, household items, and vehicles.
The heart of Oasis International Ministries is focused on helping refugees from war torn countries. Many have lost family and friends as a result of war or disease. They come with fears, grief, and broken hearts. When they escape the terror of the war they often end up in a refugee camp -- sometimes without electricity, water, decent shelter or education. Most refugees have lived in a camp for as long as 15 years, often in a country other than their home. When refugees arrive in St. Louis, the U.S. government provides only three month's rent. During this time they must find a job, set up transportation, and learn English. Additionally, they must learn the customs and laws of a new country which may be very different from their own.
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