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Navigating Jesuit Refugee Service/USA

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We are in the process of installing a Search Engine on the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA website. Until it is ready (it will appear in the top right of the home page) please visit a beta version at to find what you are looking for.

To learn more about the various ways of supporting the work of JRS/USA, please click Donate.

If you are interested in becoming an International Volunteer for JRS, please visit JRS International Volunteer Positions on our Jobs page

If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more, please e-mail Communications Director Christian Fuchs: communicationsdirector (at) or call 202-629-5946.

If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, please Contact Us and be sure to click "Add me to the JRS/USA e-mail list." 

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Visit us here, request information or request that your school or parish host a representative of JRS/USA to share more about what we do.

This website is designed to present information in a clear way with easy navigation, while highlighting the accompaniment, service and advocacy JRS undertakes worldwide with and on behalf of refugees and forcibly displaced people. 

The integrated design allows users to seamlessly move from one region to another without the sometimes visually jarring effect of different designs. Additionally, a shared content management system will allow the various regions of JRS to more easily and quickly share information, and thus share the information with you, our donors, supporters and friends.

"The work of JRS puts the person first: doing with, rather doing for, is the heart of our mission. This website is designed to put refugees and their concerns at the center of our public communications," said JRS International Director Fr. Peter Balleis S.J.

Within our website, a special place is given to the voices of refugees and a new multimedia library. Central to the mission and values of JRS is empowering refugees and bring their voices to the forefront.

"It is often almost impossible to imagine the suffering of refugees in the most distant corners of the world. Millions of refugees and asylum seekers live this invisible and insecure existence. So-called survival migrants are forced to eke out an existence in difficult circumstances and to send money back home. This website seeks to bring their voices, joys and concerns, closer to you," said Fr. Balleis.