Six Star Refugee Partnership
In 1999, five Presbyterian churches (Church of the New Covenant, Druid Hills Presbyterian, Hapeville Presbyterian, Rock Spring Presbyterian and St. Andrews Presbyterian) met to find ways to help refugee families coming to Atlanta. These five churches were joined by Druid Hills Baptist Church who offered a house on their property and the Six Star Refugee Partnership, Inc. was formed. In 2006 Druid Hills United Methodist, Morningside Presbyterian and St. John's Lutheran joined the partnership. While St. Luke's Presbyterian joined the partnership in 2007.
Currently the partnership is leasing apartment space to house refugee families. The apartments provide safe, affordable housing and resettlement support to refugee families.
Each family accepted into the program can occupy the apartments for a period of up to two years. During that time they are assisted with obtaining medical care, enrolling children in schools, tutoring, English classes as needed, obtaining employment and adjusting to life in their new community.
Referral of families come to Six Star through the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
In addition to housing, the partnership provides furniture, household goods and clothing as well as friendship, transportation and other resettlement assistance.
For more information about this wonderful program please feel free to contact the church at 404-874-5721
At Druid Hills Baptist we open our doors and hearts to the community around us. In this endeavor we work with a number of organizations and house a number of programs. Below are just a few.