Long known for its variety of welcoming programs for new families, RefugeeNet has made the decision to focus on the one area we think is most important for the success of new arrivals – education.


Due to unforseen circumstances, RefugeeNet has temporarily suspended our in-person tutoring program and our staff and volunteers are working from home. If we need to meet in person we follow good social distancing practices.


If you need to speak with a staff member, please contact this temporary phone: 619-732-3403.

Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.

The number of new families arriving in our community has dropped off dramatically, and the needs of more established families is different. Programs we provided in the past (clothing donations, food distribution, and case management) are provided by several agencies that we believe have the resources to keep up with current needs.

We are focused on our strength, using our wonderful and commited tutors and our history of serving school children. We are expanding services in this area to assist younger children and high school graduates.

Our new Mission Statement

The mission of The Episcopal Refugee Network of San Diego is to support the education of refugees in San Diego County. We will provide programs to equip refugees in our midst, from preschool through adulthood, to become self-reliant, engaged, and contributing citizens of this country.

New Education Director

The Board has hired Michelle Luellen as Refugee Net's Education Director. Ms Luellen has a Masters in Nonprofit Management, taught high school, and has 20 years experience working in diverse communities in San Diego and Chicago.