“Velos is the reason my family reunification was successful, because they made sure I had a lawyer and social worker. They guided me every step of the way.”

Young person from Afghanistan

“Here they support us, answer our questions and help us find ways to solve our problems. They always listen to us.”

Young Person from Bangladesh

“Here is a hope house.”

Young person from Syria

“I got refugee status! It’s one of the best days that I’ve had. Thank you to everyone in Velos for all the help and support you gave me.”

Young person from Sierra Leone

First young person: “These people they are just so great, they help me. I have so many problems outside of here, but I come here and they help me so much.” 

Second young person: “I was exactly like this two years ago, and they helped me too! Now I have a job, I’m in school and I stay in an apartment.” 

Conversation of two young people visiting Velos Youth

“Velos is nice, it is full of good people, it is helping people, that’s why I come here” 

21 year old from Syria

“Even though the young people who visit Velos can’t always get what they ask for, they get something else by spending time with the team and other young people, which is also important” 

A case worker of Velos Youth

“I really enjoyed the day, I feel like I was laughing all day.” 

17 year old from Sierra Leone

“My head said not to come [to Velos], but my heart said to come.” 

19 year old from Afghanistan