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This is the story of Kentucky Refugee Ministries, a resettlement agency based in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky.
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Balance and Momentum: A Bus Rider’s Perspective Learning how to use Lexington’s public transportation system is one of the first steps refugees can take towards self-sufficiency, and the bus system is integral to our clients’ resettlement and employment processes. When you’re new to a country, things like learning …
Experts, Service Providers, and Community Members Gather for 2015 World Refugee Day Summit in Lexington At Lexington’s second annual World Refugee Day Summit on Thursday, June 18th, more than 170 people gathered at the downtown branch of Lexington Public Library to learn about refugees and the …
A beautiful gathering celebrating resilience, strength and hope! Montage created by Fred Whittaker
Refugees in Lexington: Meet Agnes When Agnes walks into the room, the first thing you notice is her acute awareness of her surroundings. She doesn’t seem nervous, but instead very aware of what objects and people are around her, like a security camera that never …
Refugees in Lexington: Meet Riziki Twenty-three year old Riziki Nzibonera, married and living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, faced a difficult situation. Spurred on by the rages of war, her husband’s family (members of the Mai-Mai tribe) had begun to abuse her; she belonged …
Many generations, many friendships – one family! Over a week ago, the incredible team of Francis of Assisi Middle School under Fred Whitaker’s leadership joined staff, volunteers and participants of the Elder Program and the Family Center for an amazing day at Willow Park! The …
While the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for all our volunteers and mentors had a wonderful turnout, Elder Program staff was particularly excited welcoming those working with our elders! Jessica (standing in the background) – Elder mentor for one of our Karen students, assisting him …
English Lesson on a Baseball Diamond When refugees first arrive in Lexington, learning English is a top priority. In order to supplement the English classes that our clients attend in the community, we match as many refugees as possible with volunteer English tutors. Often, they …