Today more than 19 million refugees around the world are fleeing war, terrorism, religious persecution, and other forms of danger. These are people of all ages being forced from their own countries by war or political unrest. Many are families with young children who will spend years in refugee camps before they are granted permission to enter the United States. They arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. Samaritas helps make a new life possible with our New Americans refugee resettlement program in Michigan. We provide each refugee with employment and education support to obtain self-sufficiency, successful integration and become contributors to society within one year of arrival. This program can help fulfill dreams of a safe, healthy life that's full of opportunities. As the fourth largest refugee resettlement agency in the US, Samaritas' programs have helped make a difference in the lives of thousands of New Americans.