Refugee Family Services

$2,400.00 contributions
23 donors

Be a Hero for Refugee Family Services

In 2013, RFS helped more than 2,000 refugee families achieve their goals and thrive in the United States. Our comprehensive network of programs includes job skills development, English language literacy, domestic violence intervention, parenting education and parent engagement, as well as early childhood education, school transition, academic intervention, mentoring, and summer literacy camps for youth. With your gift, you can help a refugee family rebuild their lives in Atlanta.
Become a Hero and donate on November 13.
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by fundraising for us!
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Proceeds go towards funding the following programs.

Youth Programs:

Parents as Teachers
In-home parenting instruction to help refugee parents become their children's first teachers

Our Bright from the Start Pre-K is one of only two Pre-K programs in the country dedicated to ensuring 4-year-old refugee children enter kindergarten prepared to learn

Afterschool Program
Homework assistance and development of social and academic skills, based on customized literacy curriculum

One-to-One Tutoring
Individualized curriculum for English literacy and social adjustment

Young Women's Leadership Program
Mentoring, leadership training and internship placements to help young refugee women build confidence and skills for success

Parental Engagement
Interpretation, conference and registration support, and education to help refugee parents understand the American school system and advocate for their children

Women's Programs:

Job Skills Training and Placement
Individual job skills training and follow-up support to place refugee women in jobs they are highly likely to retain

Domestic Violence Intervention
Crisis intervention and personal support for refugee victims of domestic violence

Family Literacy
Customized, in-home English literacy tutoring to help refugee women acheive their individual literacy and language acquisition goals

Social Adjustment and Information and Referall
Comprehensive support to equip refugee women to independently access resources and plan for success

Financial Literacy
Practical financial literacy and basic banking education to empower refugee women for sconomic stability and independence

Community Organizing:

Refugee Organizing in Action Collaborative
Community organizing support to develop capacity in refugee-led community organizations and give refugees a voice in key policy decisions

This year, you can make an even bigger difference. Just this month, RFS announced we will be merging with our long-time partners at Refugee Resettlement & Immigration Services of Atlanta. The shared vision of RFS and RRISA is to build an organization that provides the highest quality services to clients. Both believe that as one organization, an unequaled continuum of support and service can be offered that extends from refugees’ first arrival in the country, through their education, training, and community integration. This continuum would culminate in their becoming American citizens, strong families, and community contributors who give back to others.  

This new effort needs your support. We are counting on our supporters - past, present and future - to help us create a better, unified organization to better serve our clients and create the best possible organization for the community. Help us as we set out on this new journey to shape a stronger Georgia. 
Jennifer D donated $250.00
Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:35 AM
Brittany T donated $10.00
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:49 PM
Julie B donated $500.00
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:47 PM
Judy S donated $25.00
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:09 PM
Cynthia D donated $5.00
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:18 PM
Christina B donated $4.00
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:47 PM

Updates and Donors' Comments

Judy S11/13/2013 10:09:00 PM

Good luck, y'all.

Cynthia D11/13/2013 9:18:00 PM

Great cause! Great people!

Bill M11/13/2013 8:40:00 PM

All the best to Emily and all of the RFS team!

Parul H11/13/2013 9:52:00 AM

Proud of the work you do to help refugees start their lives over in a land that hopefully offers them good opportunities.