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REFUGEE
CHILDREN CENTER

Offering hope, comfort and love to children seeking refuge from life-threatening violence.

A Letter from A Survivor

Listen to the story of refugee children displaced from their home country to make their journey to the Unites States of America and to the important work that the Refugee Children Center carries out in assisting these children seeking asylum.

A Letter From a SurvivorRosario Dawson
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OUR
PROGRAMS


 

Our programs and services
are organized as follows:
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Immigration Legal Services Department

Assistance in completing immigration questionnaires

(legal intake) and in drafting a statement of facts... Learn More

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Children and Families’ Department

Resources for families who experience food insecurity. 

Weekly Food and Basic Needs Relief Program... Learn More

 
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Our Mission

Refugee Children Center (also known as San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center, Inc.) in North Hills, CA is a healing embrace to the hundreds of children who have made the perilous journey from Central America to seek refuge in the United States. Our overarching goal is to reach out to these children and their families and offer our center as a place of welcome and healing through partnerships with community organizations to provide for basic needs, services and resources.

Our Vision

To be a place that provides refugee children in the United States support through a holistic approach while empowering them through education and an understanding of collaboration.

Our Story

Pastor Fred Morris came out of retirement to North Hills, California in 2014, to start a new faith community. In July 2015, the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center Inc. was launched with three refugee children and two part-time former staff, Amanda Escobar Romero and Abril Escobar Romero, as a response to the surge of unaccompanied minors arriving in unprecedented numbers at the U.S.-Mexico Border. 

 

Our Events

Every child deserves to have a childhood full of love, peace, basic needs and being safely surrounded by family and loved ones. 

 

OUR TEAM

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Mayra
Medina-Núñez

EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR

About Mayra

Read my story

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Magdaly
Vivas-Tirado

IMMIGRATION LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

About Magdaly

Read my story

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Frida
Aldapa

OPERATIONS AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

About Frida

Read my story

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Kendra
Rivera

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Immigration Legal Services Department

About Kendra

Read my story

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Dayna
Mendez

CHILDREN & FAMILIES' DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR

About Dayna

Read my story

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Mercedes
Dolores

GROUNDSKEEPER

About Mercedes

Read my story

 

REFUGEE
CHILDREN CENTER

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CONTACT US

Walk-in Hours: M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

15435 Rayen St, North Hills, CA 91343

Tel: 1 (747) 529-4783

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