Together we make a difference.
We work to improve the lives of refugee families by empowering them to move toward self-sufficiency and independence.
What we do
Women at the Wheel
In early 2019, we will be launching an after-school tutoring program in El Cajon to provide refugee youth with extra academic support through 1-on-1 relationships with volunteer tutors who help students with homework, reading practice and support in various subjects.
Refugee Women’s Club
Refugee Women’s Club is a monthly social and emotional support group for refugee women, where women come together to have guided conversations by SCN staff to address challenges and set goals. In these sessions, we focus on individual and family wellness.
We support our programming with compassionate, impactful, and culturally sensitive case management services.
Our photo series “From Syria to San Diego” is meant to highlight the strength and resilience of families who have fled war. Family stories will be shared in three parts, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays every month. Follow us #FromSyriatoSanDiego to hear them all.
You can support refugee families through sustainable and impactful programming. Help us give families the tools and resources they need to build a better future in America.
Christine, Maru, and Karen are three of a group of seven dedicated San Diegans working to support a local Syrian refugee family.
“I need to learn to drive because I have children who go to school,” said Abir Aldabbagh, a mother of four living in El Cajon. Watch the story here ->
Through a partnership with Girls Rock! Santa Barbara, we sent 15 Syrian refugee girls to a weeklong camp focused on music education and creative expression.
Syrian Community Network (SCN)