Refugee Ministry

Through the generous support of donors, St. Teresa of Avila began sponsoring a refugee family in 2019. Through sponsorship, our parish supports a family’s transition to the United States by supplementing rental costs, apartment furnishings and basic expenses while the family members seek employment.  Volunteers in this ministry also act as “mentors” and help in many ways, from tutoring English, to assisting the family with navigating public transportation, to simply being an American friend.  The ministry is also assisting with baby supply drives, and job placement and mentoring. For more information, please fill out this google form . You can also contact Ellen at


Ellen Moiani