A Friendship-Based Network for Refugees and Immigrants
Cultivating mutual relationships among South Bend area’s immigrant and non-immigrant community
Our Community Network
A place begins to feel like home when a person is well connected—connected to friends, connected through sustainable employment, connected to community happenings and local systems. Through volunteer community liaisons, we help the South Bend–area refugee and immigrant population find their home.
By joining a Neighbor Circle, you become a community liaison, a mutual friend, and a bridge for a refugee or immigrant friend.
By giving to Neighbor to Neighbor, you support our efforts to cultivate mutuality in our community, creating a safe, welcoming, and sustainable home for all.
By spreading the word about Neighbor to Neighbor, you help others understand who our refugee and immigrant neighbors are and how we can stand in solidarity with them.
Standing in Solidarity with Our Neighbors
TALES FROM A VOLUNTEER
" It shocked me to learn about the situation in her home country because I haven’t seen any news about it here."
“Becoming a ‘neighbor’ to an immigrant in my community has been so enriching and eye-opening! I’ve been meeting a few times a month with a young woman who is seeking asylum in the United States, and I have been so blessed to get to know her. So far our meetings have been one-on-one, but I look forward to introducing her to my family soon. She is smart, brave, and kind, even as she’s going through some difficult circumstances.
As I’ve been getting to know her, one thing that has surprised me is the realization of how little I know about some of the different places in our world. Prior to meeting my friend, I knew of her country of origin in name alone…