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We cultivate an inclusive community for immigrants and those seeking refuge by providing integrated services, fostering cross-cultural understanding, and nurturing strong partnerships.

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There are many ways to help us help refugees, immigrants and vulnerable Rhode Islanders get what they need to live the life they deserve. We provide services to thousands of people each year, and truly need the support of our community to ensure that all of our programs and services are readily available and accessible to those who need it most.

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Story Spotlight

“It’s very rare people recognize you for just being a human being.”

For Ada Uzia Boaz and Chance Boas living in Tanzania’s refugee camps meant surviving in very difficult conditions. A great deal of their time was spent waiting for food rations, clean drinking water – and especially – waiting decades for a permanent home. Despite the struggles, life went on amid the suffering.

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Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for more than 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.