There are between 11 and 14 million refugees in the world and millions more internally displaced persons. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is a national ministry that works in cooperation with the U.S. government and other faith-based and secular agencies to provide services to the uprooted from around the world; to advocate with and for immigrants; and to raise awareness in our church of the plight of those who have had to leave their homes because of persecution.
The Miami EMM office, a satellite office of the national ministry, was opened in 1981 in response to the immediate needs of the Cubans who arrived from Mariel, as well as a growing number of refugees from political turmoil in Haiti. The majority of those resettled through the Miami office are persons who have relatives or friends in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties who are willing and able to sponsor them. More could be assisted if there were congregations and individuals in the diocese willing to serve as sponsors.
Learn more about Episcopal Migration Ministries
For information on how to help locally, contact EMM Miami:
Episcopal Migration Ministries
700 S Royal Poinciana Blvd Suite 803
Miami Springs, Florida 33166