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Our Mission

At WRC, our mission is to facilitate the transition for refugee families and to help them to become self-sufficient and productive members of society, while maintaining their cultural identity.

Our Goals

To facilitate the transition for refugee families to life in the United States by helping them become self-sufficient and productive members of the American society, while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities.

To promote gender equality among the refugee community.

To advocate for the needs of refugees in the US and serve as a resource for agencies and groups to foster a greater understanding of the refugee community in the state of Rhode Island.

How We Achieve Our Mission 

WRC assists and advocates for gender equality by educating and empowering girls and women, particularly those most vulnerable, to participate more fully in their social and economic life of their communities. We focus on women and children because they are the most vulnerable in their own culture and in the resettlement process.

WRC promotes the development of economic livelihood initiatives.

WRC strives to see every refugee child receive an education. One way this is done is by acting as a liaison between the Department of Education and refugee families to bridge the gap between parents and the school system.

WRC promotes cross-cultural understanding and preservation of their own culture through our own Youth Dance Group.

WRC promotes the rights of refugees through advocacy and awareness.

WRC facilitates mentoring relationships between some refugee families and families already living in Rhode Island to create long-lasting support networks in local communities.