MISSION & HISTORY
Women's Refugee Care is a refugee advocacy agency that facilitates the transition for African refugee families in the United States by supporting their journey to become self-sufficient and productive members of society, while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identity.
Aline Binyungu and Clement Shabani, a married couple from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, both social workers with human rights training, had to leave their country unwillingly in 2006. From her personal experience as a girl growing up in the Congo, Aline made a personal vow that if she received an education she would do everything possible to defend the rights of women and children.
In 2016, Aline and Clement saw the impact they could have on the refugee community and thus founded "Women's Refugee Care" (WRC). Today WRC goes far beyond, meeting families at the airport, providing cultural food, clothing, conducting regular home visits to ensure the families are adjusting well and locating the services they need to create their new life in the USA. We also offer mental health support and programming to help refugees learn skills and seek support from each other.
Clement Shabani (left) and Aline Binyungu (right), cofounders of Women's Refugee Care. Aline serves as the Executive Director and Clement serves as the Project Manager.