Refugees and immigrants from around the world come to the United States with the hope of making better lives for themselves and their families. Catholic Charities of Louisville welcomes and serves these brothers and sisters, regardless of national origin or legal status.

We help refugee clients overcome barriers that impede their adjustment to life in the United States, assisting them in finding a home, gaining employment, enrolling in school and acclimating to their new environment. We also offer a long list of legal immigration services, guiding immigrants down the complex pathway to citizenship.

In June 2006, the Kentucky Office for Refugees (KOR) was established as a department of Catholic Charities of Louisville. KOR provides leadership, policy guidance and advocacy on issues affecting the refugee resettlement network in Kentucky.

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The Catholic Church in the United States is an immigrant church with a long history of embracing diverse newcomers and providing assistance and pastoral care to immigrants, migrants, refugees and people on the move. We have responded to Christ’s call to “welcome the stranger among us,” for in this encounter with the immigrant, the migrant and the refugee in our midst, we encounter Christ.