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Core Community

We provide a strong and personal welcome to people seeking refugee protection.

Our core community is made up of staff and volunteers who live permanently at Kinbrace alongside residents.

The core community model allows everyone at Kinbrace to share life’s experiences together. Newcomers are truly welcomed into a safe space of hospitality and trust where friendships arise naturally through daily interactions and shared work. Residents also access orientation, advocacy and accompaniment services in the rhythms of their daily routine.

Currently two staff members, their families and one live-in volunteer intern form the core community.

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The response to war is to live like brothers and sisters. The response to injustice is to share. The response to despair is a limitless trust and hope. The response to prejudice and hatred is forgiveness. To work for community is to work for humanity. To work for peace is to work for a true political solution; it is to work for the Kingdom of God. It is to work to enable every one to live and taste the secret joys of the human person united to the eternal.

―Jean Vanier, Community And Growth