Summer Program 2015

Volunteer with us!

  • Join us as a volunteer for KRM's 2015 Summer Youth Program! Our 5-week summer program offers ESL, Math, & Science classes, as well as art therapy & educational field trips.
  • Apply by May 8

Become a Mentor

Volunteer with us!

Shop at Beaded Treasures

Come Visit Us !

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Kicking Back

Support Kieran's Project to help KRM

  • All donations benefit KRM and Refugees
  • Multi-faceted Eagle Scout Project

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Appeal for a KRM Staff Member

A fundraising campaign has been created on behalf of a KRM staff member. This campaign is a way to give back to someone who has devoted his life to putting others before himself.

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Donna Craig

Donna Craig Memorial

Donation from Donna's Family

  • Ben Straus
  • Emily Watts with Leo and Hattie

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Lunch & Learn

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Elder Program Interview

KET Louisville Life

Survivors of Torture

Support the Survivors of Torture Recovery Center, operated through the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville

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Faith Grow By Risk

Faith Grows By Risk

The Story of Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Published in KRM founder, Donna Craig's honor and memory.

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Furniture Donations

Donations Request

Urgent Request for Arriving Refugee Families

  • Cribs
  • Car Seats

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Pedal Power Project

Bicycles for Refugees

Pedal Power Project

  • Beargrass Christian Church
  • Used bicycles needed
  • Will be reconditioned for gifts to refugees at KRM

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Shop for Refugees at KRM

Shop For Those In Need

  • Blankets, Bus Passes, Winter Clothing
  • Sponsor a Refugee Family
  • Medical Assistance, Groceries, Utility Assistance

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Labor of Love

A Labor of Love

Jim and Gwen Murphy

Our involvement with the refugee program began in March after much thought and prayer. Lee Welsh called us on April 13th saying that “our” family would be arriving from South Africa on April 19th.

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KRM United Soccer Team

Support KRM United

  • What is KRM United
  • Contribute Items

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Mukhtar Comments

Many fellow citizens in the U.S. and Louisville Refugee's are concerned about the fate of Somalis back home. Mukhtar Ahmed lives in Louisville, Kentucky and he's from the southern Somalia where the famine is hitting extremely hard.

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Refugees from Burma now call Kentucky home

Since 1990, over 92,000 refugees have fled the brutal regime in Burma to settle in the United States. CBS News correspondent Seth Doane reports on some who have made a new start in Kentucky.

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Faith Grows
By Risk

This is the story of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a resettlement agency based in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.
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Shopping for Refugees

Refugees depend on the generous donations of people like you to assist them in rebuilding their lives.
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Help Refugee Families

We have many families in need of additional assistance.


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    Rockin Round The World


    Join Us! There will be a silent auction, and dancing music.

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    Bicycles for Refugees – New Event coming up!


    Thanks to a member of the Beargrass Christian Church, we have a unique opportunity to provide bicycles to both youth and adult clients who want one. Bob Callander of Beargrass Christian Church is sourcing used bikes from three different churches. He and small group of Beargrass members are doing any needed repairs on these bikes and storing them in a garage space at the church.

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Zehnder


    April is National Volunteer Month. We want to take this opportunity to feature some of the dedicated individuals that donate their time to helping KRM and to helping our clients thrive in their new home. Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie Zehnder Computers are not required to be …

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Nadia Almasalkhi


    April is National Volunteer Month. We want to take this opportunity to feature some of the dedicated individuals that donate their time to helping KRM and to helping our clients thrive in their new home. Volunteer Spotlight: Nadia Almasalkhi Nadia is a unique type of …

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    2015 World Refugee Day Summit Registration is Now Open!


      Registration is now open!  Join us for Lexington’s second annual World Refugee Day Summit at Lexington Public Library’s downtown branch on Thursday, June 18th. This year’s Summit will be a full-day conference with two tracks, one introductory and one for those who have some experience working with …

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    Elder Program March Newsletter


    What – Spring Break? The month of March was so busy that spring break came almost like a surprise! Check out what the Elder Program has been up to during these last couple of weeks…… March Newsletter 2015

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    Fun exercises at the Elder Program!


    Initiating spring break – no words needed – just smiles!  

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    Volunteer Spotlight: Robyn Wade


    April is National Volunteer Month. We want to take this opportunity to feature some of the dedicated individuals that donate their time to helping KRM and to helping our clients thrive in their new home. Volunteer Spotlight: Robyn Wade Every Tuesday morning, a group of Bhutanese …

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    Refugees’ Stories and Recipes Collected in ‘Flavors from Home’


    In Flavors from Home, author and Louisville native Aimee Zaring combines stories and comfort food recipes from refugees all over Kentucky in a moving (and mouth-watering) anthology. Chronologically beginning in the 1950’s, Zaring’s book highlights the various refugee populations that have come to call Kentucky their home …

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    Tates Creek High School’s Commodore Chase 5K Benefits KRM


    On March 21 over 100 runners competed in the first Commodore Chase 5K, benefiting KRM and the Tates Creek High School (TCHS) International Baccalaureate Scholarship Program. The race was organized by the TCHS National Honor Society (NHS). Many refugee students have attended TCHS over the years, …

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    Representative Mary Lou Marzian at the Elder Program


    As a follow up to the Refugee Advocacy Day, Representative Mary Lou Marzian (34th district) was invited to speak at the Elder Program and did so with great joy! She described some of her work duties, explained a little bit about how government legislature on …

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Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through community and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.