Impact and Reach

 

World Relief Quad Cities is a not-for-profit agency providing services to refugees and immigrants in Western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. Our mission is to serve vulnerable populations in and through partnership with local churches, agencies, and the community-at-large. We seek to provide financial, emotional, cultural, and spiritual support to refugees – victims of war and persecution around the world – who are being placed in the Quad Cities. 

World Relief Quad Cities has been standing for the vulnerable for more than twenty years. Previously World Relief Moline, World Relief Quad Cities began serving refugees in 1999 as a sub-office of World Relief Chicago. Since 1999, we have served over 2,500 refugees, immigrants, and secondary migrants in Rock Island County. 

 

 

 

Church Centered

Working with the local church is not only a good strategy, it’s at the very heart of our work. We believe that God gave us a plan to save our broken world, and that it begins with his church, and his people, leading the way. We want to see local churches creating and leading change in their communities.

 

 

Holistic

We believe in transformation of the whole person — mind, body and spirit. That’s why our programs focus on addressing the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice. Beyond physical change, we focus on driving mental, social and spiritual transformation.

 

 

Sustainable

We understand that lasting change requires more than quick fixes and band-aid solutions. We prioritize the leadership and participation of those we serve, whether people, churches or local institutions, as critical to creating and sustaining change. Many of our staff are immigrants themselves and have a deep understanding of the challenges our clients face.

 


 

Team

 

 

Laura Fontaine
Director
Ratko Rastovic 
Program Director
rrastovic@wr.org  309.738.7644
Jen Osing
Program Manager

 

Bekzod Toorsunov
 Finance Manager
Leah Cox Hodge
Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator
Julie Hornbuckle
Volunteer Coordinator

 

Clare Stephenson 
 Preferred Communities Case Manager
Abe Mbanzamihigo
Preferred Communities Caseworker
Habie Timbo
Community Outreach Case Manager
htimbo@wr.org  309.738.0275

 

Kaylee Fisher
Community Outreach Caseworker
Hannah Niang
 R&P Caseworker
Erica Parrigin
Communications Associate

 

Grace Fitzpatrick
Employment Manager
Jue Thaw  
Employment Caseworker
Alejandra Martinez
Immigration Caseworker

 

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