The DMV area is expecting to receive a great number of Afghan families and individuals. Arlington County currently has three agencies authorized to resettle SIV (Special Immigrant VISA) refugees – Ethiopian Community Development Council, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington and Lutheran Social Services. Our local refugee-serving nonprofits are overwhelmed by the fast response of our community and because of that, NOVA Friends of Refugees and One Journey are working to help them mobilize and organize volunteers. The top areas of
need are: housing, volunteering, transportation and behavioral health/wellness services. These are the most urgent needs. If you are able to volunteer and assist in any of those areas, please fill out this form. The responses will be available to ALL nonprofits serving refugees and SIVs in the
DMV area. They are particularly interested if you have connections to housing options,
would like to volunteer your time or donate major items (used car, sofa, computers,
etc.) If you can’t volunteer time or offer housing but want to support financially,
please consider donating VISA, MasterCard or Target gift cards to Grace Community
Church. We will collect them at our Sunday services at Thomas Jefferson Middle School or you can mail them to the church office at
Grace Community Church, 5401 7th Rd S. Arlington, VA 22204. Gift cards will be distributed directly to families.