Bridging Communities, Restoring Lives

Embracing Refugees with Restore

Kimberley Smith

Restore envisions a society where all refugees and asylum seekers are embraced and integrated, having fled war or persecution in their homelands to seek safety and rebuild their lives.

Through one-to-one befriending and group social activities, Restore fosters relationships and facilitates integration. Their initiatives combat isolation, loneliness, and cultural adjustment challenges by providing conversational English support and promoting mental well-being. With over 100 ongoing befriending connections and a goal to establish 50 new matches annually, Restore organises regular men's and women's group gatherings. The impact is profound; one asylum seeker shared, "Restore paired me with a befriender who changed my life—easing my burdens and restoring my confidence."

Volunteers also benefit, by finding enrichment in cultural diversity and contributing to Birmingham's welcoming environment. As a project of Birmingham Churches Together, Restore advocates for action and strives for societal change.

If you'd like to make a donation to support Restore, head to their Wonderful profile page. You can also fundraise for Restore in the knowledge that every penny you raise will reach the charity:

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Restore’s vision is for a society into which all refugees and asylum seekers are welcomed, valued and integrated.Refugees and asylum seekers have fled
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