RefugeeNet is an agency committed to the support of refugees in San Diego. Families have relocated here to escape religious, racial, and economic persecution. They have been forced from their homelands, becoming international religious or political refugees. Our goal is to welcome them and assist them in becoming productive citizens of this country. Refugees have been arriving in significant numbers in California at least since the Vietnam war San Diegans have helped to support their transition and make our community a better place because of their presence. RefugeeNet is among the groups that focus the energy and funding of many generous people to continue this great tradition. The mission of RefugeeNet is to support the education of refugees in San Diego County. We provide programs to educate our clients from preschool through adulthood, in order that they may become more productive citizens of this country. In their effort to escape war or persecution, refugees may experience a life-or-death struggle to reach a UN Refugee Camp. There they wait for years for approval to go to a safe home in San Diego, where they face further challenges. These include learning a new language, adapting to a new culture, and finding a way to support themselves. RefugeeNet is dedicated to assisting refugees in that process. The Episcopal Refugee Network is a non-profit organization that has been helping the refugee community for over 20 years.