We are a 501c3 charitable organization that was formed in 2010 to fill a void with initial refugee resettlement. We collaborate with resettlement agencies, residential property owners, educators, faith communities and other organizations to ensure that every refugee resettled in Richmond has the opportunity to establish roots and build community.
Currently, we help our clients pursue self-sufficiency through customized culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services. These include, driver’s education classes and bus orientations for independent transportation. We hold monthly luncheons which provides people in various refugee communities to connect with each other and other members of the community. We also hold weekly office hours on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church to assist the refugee population.
We value refugee voices and believe they matter to the greater community. We believe the refugee communities we work with sensitize us to issues far away and close to home. We aim to accomplish our mission by empowering our refugee clients and refugee communities through the services we provide, advocating for their needs, collaborating with other organizations, and utilizing help from volunteers. If you would like to join our efforts in connecting with and helping refugees, please refer to the Get Involved tab!