Partnering with a Refugee Resettlement Agency

Refugee resettlement agencies working in the Montgomery County area listed below report that dozens of Syrian families arrived over the summer and more are on the way.  Several faith communities and a newly formed interfaith network have begun to establish partnerships with the agencies and are already helping 20 families.  Faith communities should contact one of the agencies directly to set up a partnership that could include:  volunteering, donations, fundraising, education and advocacy.

ETHIOPIAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (ECDC)

Headquarters: 901 S. Highland Street, Arlington, Virginia 22204; 301-562-7303
Maryland Office: 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800, Silver Spring, Maryland  20910; 703-685-0510 Ext:222
Bridget Weisenreder, Resource Development Coordinator, bweisenreder@ecdcus.org
 http://www.ecdcus.org

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA (LSS/NCA)

Headquarters: 4406 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011; 202-723-3000
Maryland Refugee Office 3799 East-West Highway, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782; 571-242-8072
Mira Mendick, Community Resource Coordinator, mendickm@lssnca.org
http://www.lssnca.org/

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC)

Silver Spring MD Office: 8719 Colesville Road, 3rd Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; 301-562-8633,
Mark Youmans,Volunteer Coordinator: mark.youmans@rescue.org
http://www.rescue.org/us-program/us-silver-spring