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Refugee Resettlement Services

Get Involved

JFCS has already welcomed more than 70 refugees since reinitiating Refugee Resettlement Services in late December. Our Refugee Resettlement services rely on community support. You can help through volunteering, monetary donations, and donations of gently used or new items. We partner with HIAS and ORR to provide services, but your contribution helps fill immediate needs and ensure refugees feel safe, comfortable, and welcome upon their arrival.

Monetary Donations

Monetary contributions allow us to better serve refugees. Contributions fund basic needs and help set refugees for success by supporting housing, food, employment services, childcare, and school re-entry. Contributions of any amount make a difference, whether it can help cover the cost of rent, utilities, groceries, group English classes, school supplies, or other needs. The Refugee Resettlement fund helps refugees enrolled in our four resettlement programs. 

Amazon Wishlist

JFCS has created an Amazon Wishlist that includes the items that refugees need to feel comfortable as they start their new lives. Kitchenware, bedding, towels, and cleaning supplies are some of the most helpful items. You can select specific items that JFCS will deliver straight to Tucson refugees.

Donate Items

Refugees often arrive with very few personal items. Furniture, kitchenware, and other home goods are particularly useful. We are gratefully accepting gently used or new items on hand. Please note that we can only accept new beds. All other donated items may be gently used or new. 

To donate items, please contact Nathan Fenoglio by phone at (520) 965-7171 or by email at 


Our Refugee Resettlement Volunteers are friendly faces for our newest community members. Volunteers can help with the initial welcome activities such as airport pickup and arranging apartments or help welcome refugees over the longer term through English language practice, mentorship, or family activities in the area. As a volunteer, you will help refugees transition into life in Tucson and may find long-lasting relationships that are equally meaningful to you and the refugees we serve.

Interested in staying informed about volunteer opportunities with JFCS Refugee Resettlement?  Please click below to create an account with Better Impact if you have not done so previously

Once your account is created, it will have to be approved from the admin side. After this step, you can log in and record other personal contact information, volunteer preferences, and qualifications, such as a fingerprint clearance card, by navigating to the “My Profile” tab on the top right.