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Milwaukee Catholic Charities ending resettlement program due to low number of refugees coming into America

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – After 42 years of providing refugee resettlement services, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is ending its Resettlement Program. They will still be meeting the needs of refugees that settle here.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is discontinuing a number of refugee resettlement programs across the US due to the low number of refugees currently coming into the country. 

As a vital community partner in serving the poor and vulnerable, Catholic Charities will maintain its commitment to meeting the needs of refugees who have been resettled here and will continue providing its other human service programs in southeast Wisconsin.

Due to low arrival numbers in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is discontinuing a number of its Migration and Refugee Services Reception and Placement programs across the country. As a result, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is ending its Resettlement Program.

“Putting the needs of the poor and vulnerable first, is the core of Catholic Charities’ mission,” shares Fr. David Reith, Vicar for Catholic Charities. “As an archdiocese, we are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice among all of God’s children, including welcoming the stranger. Working together, as neighbor helping neighbor, we can work through difficult times and help those who need us most.”

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