Support our work with refugees

Support our work with refugees


Everyone can make a difference.

Every action counts.

The 2020 theme of World Refugee Day, set by the UN Refugee Agency, speaks loudly in a world challenged by a pandemic and the realization of the depths of racial injustice.

At Saint Francis Migration Ministries, we pause every year on June 20 to celebrate and honor the refugees worldwide who leave their homes seeking safety and stability.

We know that every action counts, and we appreciate the many organizations, individuals, businesses and communities that support refugees who just want a safe future full of possibilities for their families.


Every 60 seconds,

20 people leave

their homes

to escape war, persecution

or terror.

Learn more about how you can support refugees from the

UN Refugee Agency.

World Refugee Day goes virtual for 2020!

A worldwide pandemic may change the way we celebrate World Refugee Day, but it’s not stopping us from raising awareness about those who are forced to flee their homes and recreate their lives.

Saint Francis Ministries asked our partners, supporters and community members to share about refugees throughout the day on June 20 and continuing until the end of the month. Follow us on Facebook to see our posts as they happen or check in on this page to see them as well. If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear it! Please email us at

Yeni Telles, Saint Francis Migration Ministries, shares services Saint Francis provides to support refugees.



refugee family celebrating citizenship

Rene and Mary (Saw Moe and Naw Shar) celebrate after the completion of a successful citizenship test.


Learn about the process refugees go through to immigrate to the United States


refugee family and supporters

Libby Eaton spends her retirement bonding with a refugee family who have become like her own family members. Learn more about her experiences.


St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita offers a warm welcome to refugees in the community


Wichita’s HealthCore Clinic helps refugees with their health needs


Sudanese refugees share their story


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Wichita Public Schools teacher Niki Gresham works with refugee students and is inspired by them daily. But she also worries about their future. Read more. 


Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple honors refugees, diversity, inclusivity


Refugee children at the zoo

Isak and Joeli sport big grins as they visit the Sedgewick County Zoo. Half of the 78.5 million refugees in the world are children — and they all deserve the opportunity to create joyful lives.


Sharon Martin, president and owner of Martin Training & Staffing Solutions, shares experiences hiring refugees for Martin Interconnect.


Wichita immigration attorney Sandrine Lisk thanks refugees for the beauty they bring to communities, and shares their journey as they seek safety.


Ann Marie spent eight years in a refugee camp with her five sons before immigrating to Wichita.


Yeni Telles talks about work requirements, support of Wichita-area employers


refugee with Habitat for Humanity house

Furaha is rebuilding a life with her children in Wichita, after devastating experiences in the Democratic Republic of Congo, her homeland. She’s also literally rebuilding – as in a house with Habitat for Humanity. Read her story!

After 9 years in a refugee camp, Merci is about to graduate from high school in Wichita, Kansas