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Refugee Resettlement Program
First 90 Days
Who is a refugee?
According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”
Our goal is to empower families to become self-sufficient by providing them the resources they need to navigate US social and economic systems. We do this by providing access to many resources and services.
Where do Opening Doors’ refugees come from?
In Fiscal Year 2016 Opening Doors received 614 refugee clients from 11 different countries of origin. The refugee families we serve come to us through our affiliate, Church World Service which works with the US Department of State. The majority of the families we serve arrive from:
Our Resettlement Numbers:
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