What is Migration & Refugee Services?
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) welcomes the stranger and enables those escaping persecution to begin new lives with dignity through early self-sufficiency.
The mission of Migration & Refugee Services (MRS) is to provide refugees with the support and assistance they need in order to become self-sufficient. The role of Migration & Refugee Services is to involve, organize, and bring together the agency, church, and community resources necessary for successful resettlement.
Services provided include:
Sometimes refugees leave home in the early morning hours, taking only what they can carry, knowing that because of their politics, religion, race, or ethnic affiliation, they will not be safe in their country. In order to assist them with a smooth transition into new life here in the United States, our multi-lingual, multi-cultural staff offers comprehensive services to them, including case management, supportive services, English language training, and employment services. Our goal is early self-sufficiency of our clients and most of them become self-sufficient within four months. Click below to expand and collapse.
- Contact our volunteers for assistance
- Find a suitable apartment or home for the refugees
- Collect furnishings, linens, and basic household items
- Prepare adequate food for their arrival
- Meet the refugees at the airport to welcome them
- Transport the refugees to their new home
- Help them to settle in
- Help enroll children in school
- Transport families to medical appointments
- Teach adults English as a Second Language in partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools Adult Education Program
- Provide cultural and community orientation such as use of banks, bus routes, etc.
- Begin the process of work orientation, development and placement
- Long term assistance includes job upgrades, assistance with adjustment of their immigration status, and assistance preparing individuals to become naturalized US citizens
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Donations and Volunteers are always welcome!
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For more information, please call (502)636-9263.
Migration & Refugee Services is funded in part by Louisville Metro Government