Kentucky Office for Refugees

The Kentucky Office for Refugees was established in June of 2006 as a department of Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. The Director of the Kentucky Office for Refugees serves as the State Refugee Coordinator for Kentucky – a designation provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).   ORR is a Federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that provides funding to states for interim cash and medical assistance and social services for eligible refugee populations.

The Kentucky Office for Refugees provides leadership, policy guidance and advocacy on issues affecting the refugee resettlement network in Kentucky. The Kentucky Office for Refugees administers and awards federal funds from ORR, which includes refugee cash and medical assistance, formula and discretionary funding. This funding is awarded to service providers throughout Kentucky.

Contact Information:

Kentucky Office for Refugees
2222 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40212
(502) 873-2560

Becky Jordan, State Refugee Coordinator

Maria Koerner, Assistant Director

Allison Pauly, State Refugee Health Coordinator
502-873-2560 x116

Rylan Truman, Grants Manager for Special Programs
502-873-2560 x259

Malea Hoepf Young, Health Education and Access Coordinator
502-873-2560 x253

Kazim Noori, Data Analyst
502-873-2560 x252

Mary Senn, Wilson Fish Data Entry
502-873-2560 x251



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