ReFugee Resettlement


    Marie at World Refugee Day 2013
Refugee resettlement is a humanitarian effort that benefits some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.  We offer a strong helping hand to families and individuals upon their arrival to accelerate their transition to become self-sufficient and active community participants.  

Through partnerships with organizations and individuals from faith-based, public, and private sectors, our multilingual staff provides newly arrived refugees with:

  • Basic needs assistance (housing, food, enrolling in schools, etc. )
  • Cultural orientation and skills building programs
  • Assistance accessing healthcare
  • English as a Second Language and Workforce education programs
  • Employment services (job training & placement)
  • Ongoing advocacy and case management to insure self-sufficiency

We serve over 450 refugees each year from troubled regions all over the world including Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Togo, and the Ukraine.

Newly arriving refugees are often in great distress and need. Many have arrived with no literacy skills and significant physical or mental health issues. Often refugees have walked off the plane with only the clothes on their backs and their documents.

Refugee Resettlement depends heavily on individual and group volunteers to help new arrivals adjust to their new lives.  We continuously needs supplies to assist newly-arrived refugees establish homes in our community.  If you have large items such as furniture  or would like to volunteer, please contact our Program manger for Volunteer Sevices, Mary Ellen Lynch or 401.784.8649 to assess our need and arrange delivery.

Contact Director of Refugee Resettlement Baha Sadr or 401-784-8611 for more information.

Lean more about the journey of a refugee:

Marie's Story

Lemlem's Story

Ali's Story