Through established relationships with Afghan families in Portland, Theophilus has become the fiscal sponsor for 20 people from Afghanistan seeking emergency humanitarian parole.
Humanitarian Parole is a temporary relief status granted by the US government for individuals trying to enter America in an emergency. Many people from Afghanistan who are pursuing refugee status are using this program to urgently relocate to a safe space while they apply for and await a long term visa.
Fiscal sponsorship means we are embracing the responsibility of helping supplement their monetary needs for up to 1 year so they can safely have access to housing, food, clothing, access to transportation, etc.. Every adult who is granted humanitarian parole will qualify for a temporary work visa and employment opportunities have already been established to reduce the amount of additional support needed. Currently, four people have been accepted and have safely resettled to Portland.
Theophilus has started a fund exclusively to serve people seeking asylum and humanitarian parole, but we need your help to serve these families well.
100% of all donated funds will be used to serve these individuals or families.
Make a one-time or monthly donation directly supporting these families.
Pledge to begin contributing once more families start to arrive.
Can’t give financially? Let us know how you can be available to serve individual needs, help with transportation, appointments, etc.
(1 month transportation costs)
(1 month supply of food for a family)
(1 month rent)