Friday, January 13, 2012

Did you know...MRS helped reunite 331 unaccompanied children with their families in 2011?

Did You Know...

... that Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has an active children services program? If there such thing as a vulnerable population in the world, it is children, and particularly children who are left to fend for themselves or who have been separated from their families. MRS provides residential care for unaccompanied children through a network of foster care programs nationwide. This program provides housing, food, clothing, and other much needed services to children who are under our care. MRS also works with the federal government and over 130 providers across the country to reunite children with their families. In Fiscal Year 2011, MRS helped reunite 331 children and provided them with a wide range of social services to ensure their continued health and safety. The top three nationalities were Mexican, Salvadoran, and Guatemalan.

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