Migration and Refugee Services

Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) “welcomes the stranger” with open arms, helping those escaping persecution begin new lives with dignity. Our multi-lingual, multi-cultural staff offers comprehensive services to assist refugees, providing the necessary support to ensure successful resettlement and early self-sufficiency.

MRS staff and volunteers begin assisting refugee clients before they even arrive, finding suitable housing stocked with food and furnishings. Upon arrival, refugees are assigned a case manager who can connect them with resources to find employment, enroll in school, learn English and acclimate to a new culture. Most clients become self-sufficient within four months.

As a department of Catholic Charities of Louisville, MRS has been resettling refugees in the metro area since 1975. MRS operates as Kentucky’s official representative of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, one of nine U.S. agencies that has a cooperative agreement with the federal government to resettle refugees.

Migration and Refugee Services serves all people equally regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political belief or sexual orientation.