Refugee Resettlement Update

Our Interfaith Refugee Task Force is now working on our fourth and fifth families since we launched this effort in 2016.  Both families are from Afghanistan.

Fardeen Weda, his wife and two young children have settled in Oakland.  The First Presbyterian Church of Livermore is the lead church for this family.  We have furnished their apartment, provided financial support and are assisting with various resettlement tasks.  Fardeen is just starting a warehouse job.  We are assisting him with Drivers Ed.

The Shafiqi Family of eight arrived late January.  We have moved this family into an Oakland apartment and are teaming with Catholic Charities to fund their near-term rent.  Several churches have assisted with apartment setup.  Current efforts include medical/dental exams and school enrollment, among other things.


  1. How can I learn more about the task force? I would like to participate,

    • Hi Annette, thank you for your willingness to help. Please contact the church office at 925-447-1950 and they can direct you.

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