Tiyya, Refugee Children

Tiyya offers three programs for individuals and families:

To register or contribute, please contact our office

between the hours of 10am to 5pm, Monday - Friday, (714) 547-5050

YOUTH ALL S.T.A.R. PROGRAM [ Soccer, Tutoring, Arts, and Recreation] 

The Refugee Youth All S.T.A.R. Program provides weekly opportunities for youth, grades K-12, to establish a social network and life skills within a positive healthy environment. Activities include: 

Soccer -  Participants, meet Saturday mornings with volunteer coaches 10am to 12pm in Fullerton,CA. During each meeting of this 21-week program, soccer participants learn a theme that is incorporated into their drill work, including leadership, sportsmanship, responsibility, respect, perseverance, and confidence.

Tutoring -  Tutoring gives students who are struggling to adjust to their new academic setting one-on-one attention with volunteer mentors. By holding our tutoring session in the comfort of their homes, transportation is not a barrier and they can learn good study habits in their own environment.

Arts & Recreation -  Participants of our youth programming are invited to recreational activities and field trips that incorporate art therapy.  While not a licensed art therapy program, the intrinsic healing of art helps youth explore their backgrounds, trauma, and identity in a place that is made just for them. Our Arts and Recreation programs helps foster a new generation of confident and well-integrated future adults.

Monthly Diaper Program - Due to limitations with government assistance, many families struggle to purchase this essential item for their babies. To address this need in the community, local community members are invited to host monthly drives. With the support of your donations, Tiyya's distribution takes place on the 15th of each month. Check out our Amazon wish list to support! 

School Supplies - To ensure our youth are sent off to school excited and prepared, Tiyya hosts an Annual Back to School Celebration each August. Please call our office if you would like to support with the 2018 event. *Note - backpack and school supply donations are collected during the summer months* 


L.E.A.D PROGRAM [Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Personal Development] 

With the support of Friends of Tiyya, this program is designed for families of refugees, immigrants, and displaced American families. Program participants receive individualized mentorship, workforce training, and opportunities for personal development. Activities include: 

Family Mentoring -  Essential to the success of program participants, family mentors are Tiyya-trained community volunteers who provide formal and informal social support for youth and their families. Responsibilities of mentors range from teaching English, helping youth with homework, assisting with job searches, and working with staff to refer families to services beyond the scope of Tiyya programming. (Flexible hours based on client and volunteer's availability).

Workforce Training -  Quarterly on-site classes for adult participants covering topics such as resume writing, job searching, business etiquette, interviewing, personal branding, and networking.

Marriage and Family Therapy - MFT Interns provide onsite counseling services to to support newly arrived individuals and their families address their obstacles around displacement. This MFT service helps to empower the individual so they can achieve stable employment and healthier lifestyles.  



Unsure of how to support refugees and immigrants locally, community members are provided the tools to make a difference by donating their time, money, and professional services. To learn more, we encourage you to visit our monthly Introduction Mixers hosted on the 2nd Monday of each month, 7 to 8 pm.  Please call our office to reserve your seat.   We invite you to: 

Donate your Time -  Join our community as a Family Mentor, Soccer Coach, Youth Tutor, or lead a campaign such as our ongoing Diaper Service, Back to School Drive in the summer, and/or Toy Drive over the winter. Limited in time? No problem. We invite you to attend an intimate dinner with our refugee families and enjoy a meal together. 

Donate your Money -  Make an impact in the community by donating on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. All donations are tax-deductible and donors are provided ongoing bi-annual impact reports. 

Donate your Services -  Support Tiyya's Programs and it's Participants by leading a workshop as a guest speaker or lead our staff meetings for a 45 minute teach-in.  This is a great opportunity for corporate volunteers to participate while gaining work/volunteer hours.