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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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Refugees depend on the generous donations of people like you to assist them in rebuilding their lives.
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We have many families in need of additional assistance.
Because of this grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, the elders were able to do many exciting activities throughout this past year!
Donate to help KRM and the refugees of KRM by supporting Kieran Waigel’s Boy Scout Eagle project.
The chilly temperatures did not keep Elders from devoting their time learning English and citizenship preparation and involving themselves in the winter month activities. Their dedication and inspiring enthusiasm is truly amazing!
Come and see what Kentucky Refugee Ministries is doing. Hear stories from refugees. Listen to our staff explain the details of the many programs going on and find ways that you can help.
During the months of August and September, we celebrated several Refugee Elders obtaining their citizenship during two beautiful naturalization ceremonies hosted at the Galt House and the Immigration office. Students from Burma-Karen state, Ukraine and Cuba received their certificates with great joy in company of their teachers, family members and friends. Congratulations to our new citizens!
The Elder Program celebrated the arriving fall season with a field trip to the lavish pumpkin fields and apple orchard at Huber’s Farm in Indiana and enjoyed the hayrides to the fields
Thank you to our sponsors of the 15th Annual Global Gourmet 2014!
We have been given the opportunity to sell parking spaces for the St. James Art Fair this weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 3-6. Money goes to support the KRM Services to Elder Refugees and Family and Youth Services Programs!
This month’s creative expressions with art therapist/artist Joyce Ogden and her niece Nana included paintings on different objects from several ethnic groups – Iraq, Sudan, Congo, Cuba and the Karen group – take a look and enjoy as they enjoyed themselves!
Students and volunteer tutor/mentors enjoyed a day at Calypso Cove.
After enjoying some laughter together, Refugee Elders shared – with and without interpreters – a variety of ways to cope with adjustment challenges while settling into their new life and provided some insightful examples for others to follow