Safety. Stability. Success.
Welcoming, serving, and empowering refugees in Georiga.
RRISA serves refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, Violence Against Women Act cases, and low-income immigrants. Annually, up to about 70,000 refugees (less than 1% of the world’s refugee population) are resettled in the United States through a U.S. humanitarian program. Refugees enter the U.S. legally and are on track to become U.S. citizens within 5 years. In 2013, RRISA welcomed 468 of the refugees resettled in metro Atlanta. Our refugees and asylees represent 16 countries. Currently, most of our clients are coming from Burma (Myanmar), Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
This year, you can make an even bigger difference
. In October 2013, RRISA announced we will be merging with our long-time partners at Refugee Family Services. The shared vision of RRISA and RFS 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.
Our vision is that refugee families will become stable, financially independent, and productive members of the community, while preserving the ethnic and cultural identity that supports their dignity and self-esteem. Our immediate goal is to enable families to become financially self-sufficient.
We answer the humanitarian call to serve those fleeing from persecution, war, famine and extreme poverty by helping with:
Immediate needs for shelter, food, clothes and medical care
Education and cultural orientation
Individual, family and community identity