Missions – Salem for Refugees

Salem for Refugees

Salem for Refugees (SFR) started in 2016 as a dream to coordinate the various efforts in our community to care for refugees. As one of the 9 State Department funded refugee resettlement agencies, SFR receives cases directly through World Relief and brings long-term refugee resettlement directly to Salem, OR.  SFR brings people & resources together to empower refugees to thrive. In just over 7 years SFR has helped integrate over 600 refugees in Salem as valued, thriving, contributing members of our community.


Volunteering as a Good Neighbor team, you can walk alongside one refugee family (New Neighbors) to offer friendship, hospitality and community connection over the course of one year. For every New Neighbor to be met with friendship and community from the moment they arrive, which will empower them to thrive in the Salem community. 


Volunteer as a Resource Team working around a specific resource area to provide services for refugee families in the areas of employment, housing, education, legal, etc.


in-person service cancelled! Join us online at 9 & 11 am

Due to weather conditions, we have decided to cancel our in-person services for Sunday, January 14. Please join us online for a special online church experience this Sunday at 9 & 11 am!