Refugees & Immigrants

As Fort Wayne continues to be a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants, the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation has made it a priority to serve them. The challenges these refugees and immigrants face are complex, and our hope is to make life easier for them, just as our sponsor, the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, did when they came to Fort Wayne in 1868 to minister to German immigrants.

We have collaborated with more than 40 organizations to improve refugee and immigrant health and wellness in northeast Indiana and continue many of these programs today. A few notable resources include:

In addition, area organizations may apply for a grant from the Foundation’s Health & Wellness Funds to improve the health of refugees and immigrants. Learn more about the Foundation’s programs and funding through past Community Impact Reports and Grantee Stories.

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Language Services Network partner to provide medical interpreters and translators with educational opportunities.