Human Services

World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals

Overcoming violence, poverty and injustice through love in action.

aka World Relief

Baltimore, MD

Mission

World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that seeks to overcome violence, poverty and injustice. Through love in action, we bring hope, healing and restoration to millions of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children through vital and sustainable programs in disaster response, health and child development, economic development and peacebuilding, as well as refugee and immigration services in the U.S. For 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and communities, currently across more than 20 countries, to provide relief from suffering and help people rebuild their lives.

Ruling Year

1964

CEO

Tim Breene

President

Mr. Scott Arbeiter

Main Address

7 E. Baltimore St

Baltimore, MD 21202 USA

Keywords

immigrant, refugee, resettlement, employment, English, legal services, housing, mental health, social services

EIN

23-6393344

 Number

1659448530

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

World Relief stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives and build sustainable communities. With initiatives that focus on disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development and peace building, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widowed, the orphaned, the alienated, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Welcoming refugees & immigrants to the United States

Partnering with churches to empower communities in Africa & Asia

Helping displaced & persecuted people in the Middle East

Responding to Disasters

Church Empowerment

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

•People served through disaster response, health and child development, refugee and immigration services, economic development, and peacebuilding.

Number of people trained

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Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Includes community members trained to prevent human trafficking, volunteers trained in health and child development programs, volunteers trained in peacebuilding and those trained in ag and ecomics.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This number are those who indirectly benefit after programs, trainings, materials, etc. are developed (ex. ag program teaches local farmers how to cultivate their land bringing food to the community).

Number of savings accounts used by clients

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Among financial and planning ahead, providing microfinance services, we help people establish savings groups through Savings for Life program. On avg. 81% of participants are women.

Number of entities served by expertise

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Population(s) served

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Our expertise in disaster response, health and child development, economic development, peacebuilding and immigrant and refugee services helps transform lives and build sustainable communities.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions serving the most vulnerable people and seeing them transformed economically, socially and spiritually.

We practice principles of transformational development to empower local churches in the United States and around the world so they can serve the vulnerable in their communities. With initiatives in education, health, child development, agriculture, food security, anti-trafficking, immigrant services, micro-enterprise, disaster response and refugee resettlement, we work holistically with the local church to stand for the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, the displaced, the devastated, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised.

Disaster Response: This response takes on several forms including empowering the local church, empowering our teams already on the ground, or empowering an indigenous organization. Child Development: Children are taught about health and hygiene, and they develop important life skills – including conflict resolution – often while learning from Bible stories. Maternal & Child Health: World Relief's Care Group Model was an innovation developed by Dr. Pieter Ernst-a movement that has revolutionized community health. Training groups of 10 to 15 community health volunteers to go out and educate their neighbors; the model saturates entire communities with life-saving health messages. HIV/AIDS: World Relief works to prevent the spread of HIV by promoting abstinence and mutual fidelity in marriage, preventing mother-to-child transmission by linking pregnant women to available services, and equipping church leaders to give appropriate counsel about HIV testing and other effective ways to reduce the risk of transmission. Agriculture Development: World Relief comes alongside farmers, offering sustainable farming solutions. Teaching innovative and cost-effective agricultural methods, World Relief technicians teach farmers in Latin America and Africa about crop rotation and irrigation, and then they introduce them to national and international markets. Immigrant Legal Services: exists to empower local churches to directly serve immigrants in the context of immigrant legal services through its Home Office attorneys, field office attorneys, and field office Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representatives and support staff. Microfinance: World Relief is a leader in the field of non-profit microfinance. Through locally governed microfinance institutions, we give small loans, training and support to hardworking individuals – mostly vulnerable women – ensnared by poverty. Anti-Trafficking: Since 2004, World Relief has partnered with law enforcement to provide comprehensive services to survivors of human trafficking in the United States. World Relief trains thousands of community members how to identify victims of trafficking every year. In addition, World Relief helped launch the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a group of Christian organizations which collaborate to design programs, curriculum and training to prevent trafficking and help survivors to rebuild their lives. Refugee Resettlement: World Relief works in partnership with the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide initial resettlement and placement as well as employment services, English language training, youth programs, and other integration services to refugees entering the U.S.. Church Mobilization: World Relief in the U.S. helped to launch (1) the Evangelical Immigration Table and (2) the Church-Based Immigrant Ministry Coalition.

World Relief has developed a metrics program and an internal scorecard for measuring our progress and health as an organization. The scorecard is measured by five categories; Program impact, measuring our impact by looking at beneficiaries, volunteers, local churches, and expenses. Partner Health, measuring World Relief's funding streams and actual performance to set goals; while focusing on donor relations. Financial Results, measuring World Relief's actual income & expenses to set budgets and goals, internal financial reporting and audited financial statements. Brand Reputation, develop, live, and promote the brand as a voice of our mission. World Relief measures this by website visits, media highlights, social media hits like Facebook and Twitter. Talent Vitality, foster an organizational environment that reflects our values. World Relief measures these activities by employee diversity, attrition, and talent vitality activities, and internal surveys.

6. Child Development: Our holistic educational approach is non-formal, often teaching the children through interactive play, sometimes as simple as drawing pictures in the dirt. By engaging the children, encouraging them to talk, listening to them, and giving them choices, we build bridges of trust that last a lifetime. Maternal & Child Health: World Relief's Maternal and Child Health Programs presently serve over 3.8 million people in 9 countries. HIV/AIDS: Since 2004, World Relief engaged more than 2.3 million youth in Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique and Rwanda through interactive peer-based learning to prevent HIV by building life skills and promoting healthy sexual behaviors. We also trained 53,500 volunteers to create layers of social support for youth. Immigrant Legal Services: World Relief's Home Office staff led evangelical denominations and churches in discernment of immigrant legal ministry, education surrounding church-based immigrant legal services clinics, training opportunities for church-based clinic sites and staff/volunteers, and programmatic start up and support for these sites. Home Office staff also support its field offices and works with these very experienced direct service providers to also engage the local church and provide guidance and technical support to those interested in offering their own immigrant legal clinics as an embodiment of Christ's Gospel of word and deed. Microfinance:. To date, we've empowered more than 90,000 individuals to live productive, meaningful lives. Over the years, we've seen how initial loans of just $50-$75 can launch an individual on the path to economic self-sufficiency. It helps create stability at home, teaches individuals how to thrive, and fosters self-respect and community well-being. Anti-Trafficking: World Relief helped launch the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST), a group of Christian organizations which collaborate to design programs, curriculum and training to prevent trafficking and help survivors to rebuild their lives. Refugee Resettlement:. Over the past 35 years, World Relief has resettled over 255,000 refugees from more than 80 nations. Church Mobilization: World Relief in the U.S. helped to launch (1) the Evangelical Immigration Table and (2) the Church-Based Immigrant Ministry Coalition. Both are nationally focused upon mobilizing thousands of pastors and churches into learning, advocacy, and service among immigrants. Church Mobilizers recruit, equip, mentor, and coordinate the ministry of church-based volunteers and teams across the country.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1970

InterAction - Member 2001

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Financials

World Relief Corp of National Association of Evangelicals

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We use other methods to support diversity