Dorcas International strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower newcomers and Rhode Islanders alike for more than 100 years.
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate 100 years of service to Rhode Island!
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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.
Please consider contributing to our mission today. We are grateful for your help!
Latest News & Events
Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Announce Immigration Legal Assistance and COVID-19 Recovery Program
Starting a new life in a new country is difficult. One must learn the culture, laws, and more importantly the language.
Resettlement presentation by Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island's Executive Director, Kathy Cloutier. March 31, 2022
“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.