Over the past 60 years, Nassau Presbyterian Church has sponsored and welcomed 12 refugee families from such countries as Bosnia, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cuba, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, and Vietnam.
The congregation helps families find housing and medical care; enrolls children in school and serves as their advocates; supports the adults with ESL tutoring and job searches; provides modest help with start-up expenses; and assists in getting governmental assistance benefits to which refugees are legally entitled.
Interesting in learning more or participating? Please reach out to the appropriate contact.
- Biblical justification
- Congregational impact
- NPC refugee resettlement tradition
- Princeton Theological Seminary relationship
- Car donation and title transfer
- Driving instruction
- Islamic Society of Central Jersey relationship
- Public assistance
- Referral agency relationship
- Social Security
- SSI assistance
- English as a Second Language
- Princeton University relationship
- Recreational activities
- School and after-school program
- Disability mobility and vocational training
- Vocational evaluation
Stories and Resources
Take a look below for stories about our efforts and resources we’ve put together for those interested in understanding more about refugee resettlement. Click through to read or download the linked documents.
Nassau Presbyterian Church, February, 2017. PDF.
Associate Pastor Cynthia Jarvis, Nassau Presbyterian Church newsletter, April 28, 1994. PDF.
Tim Irwin, UNHCR, March 18, 2008. PDF.
Pastor Dave Davis, December 4, 2015. PDF.
Pastor Dave Davis, January 14, 2016. PDF.
Deborah Amos, NPR, September 17, 2016. PDF. (Also available on NPR.org)
Deborah Amos, NPR, November 24, 2016. PDF. (Also available on NPR.org)
Tom Charles, March 17, 2017. PDF. Also streaming via YouTube above.
The Daily Princetonian, September 27, 2017.
Deborah Amos, NPR.org, January 1, 2018.
Deborah Amos, NPR.org, April 12, 2018.
Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, May 1, 2018.
Liz Robbins and Miriam Jordan, The New York Times, May 16, 2018.