ReEstablish Richmond's mission statement is to help refugees establish roots, build community, and find self-sufficiency.
Whole Community Impact:
Community Involvement: For World Refugee Day, 2016, ReEstablish Richmond partnered with the Tuckahoe YMCA to hold a Community Resource Fair, connecting greater Richmond community organizations with refugees.
We partner with organizations with from all faith backgrounds, including Muslim, Christian, and the Church of the Later Day Saints. We receive referrals from within the refugee community, Henrico County Department of Social Services, CCC, IRC, and CWS. (3 Refugee Resettlement Agencies in Richmond)
Richmond currently has three refugee resettlement agencies that are federally contracted to support refugees within the first three months of resettlement. ReEstablish Richmond is a direct response to the cognizance that refugees need more than three months to become completely self-sufficient. We believe that refugee voices matter and add value to the greater Richmond community. We hope to keep our funding resources flexible so that we can continue to meet the diverse needs of refugees.
I continue to be proud of the work of ReEstablish Richmond and the things that make it unique in the refugee provider community. We are a small and agile agency with our ears to the ground, listening and responding to the needs of the different refugee communities in Richmond. We built our programs by listening to refugee voices and have a commitment to continue to do so. Community dialogue, client engagement, and grassroots practices really do work, and I am moved at how appreciative the refugee community is of people who will truly listen.
Kate Ayers, Executive Director, joined ReEstablish Richmond in 2013. She began working with the refugee population after she participated in the ”Just Faith” program, a semester long class on social justice issues around the world. She spent the last 11 years working as a special education teacher and department chair in Hanover County. Kate is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching. Years of mentoring youth and adults made her aware of the many issues that refugees face on a daily basis, which motivated her to pursue a career with ReEstablish Richmond. She has spent the last two years as the Outreach Coordinator for ReEstablish Richmond where she developed and delivered programs to refugees in the areas of transportation and job preparation.
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