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CONTINUING

to make Cleveland home
OUR MISSION

The Refugee Response empowers resettled families to grow roots, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities.

Our Impact - 2021

TEEN RESPONSE

$401,040

Was awarded to graduating Teen Response seniors in scholarships and financial aid as they head off to college.

YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM

528

One-on-one in-person mentoring sessions were held at our Learning Lab.

AFGHAN RESPONSE TEAM

368

New arrivals from Afghanistan received services - everything from food and household goods to school enrollment and long-term housing.

OHIO CITY FARM

5,326

Boxes of fresh produce sold through the Ohio City Farm Community Supported Agriculture program.

View the 2021 Annual Report

We believe kindness is transformative

At the heart of all that we continue to do, and what we believe defines our work is that a personal kindness can be transformative.  Our work recognizes the dignity of all those we serve and seeks to create hope that this new place can be called a home.

Resettled Community Stories

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RUTH EMIMA
Home Mentoring Student
The Democratic Republic of Congo

"When am done with college, I will be a police officer, so I can help people feel safe. I like the Refugee Response Program. I like that they give my mom a job and give me a mentor, and I learn more things about the world."

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MUSTAFA ISSE
Home Mentoring Student
Somalia

"My dream for the future is to be a video game programmer. To make this dream come true I intend to work hard in a determined way for my future. I would like to thank The Refugee Response for helping my family and others. They are truly a great organization."

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RUBI DENG
2017 REAP Trainee
Kenya

Rubi is a single mother living in Cleveland with her young son Wicky, her sister, and her sister's five children. Rubi, who is incredibly patient and driven, aspires to complete her GED, continue learning and study to become a doctor.

You can make a difference.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS