Kentucky Refugee Ministries

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.

For more information, contact John Koehlinger at jkoehlinger@kyrm.org or (502) 479-9180.

 

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Rise Louisville

The mission of RISE is to bring increased economic prosperity to our region through Education and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs. This organization helps immigrant entrepreneurs navigate the system and apply innovative approaches to their business by engaging appropriate community partners. The future plans for RISE include organizing educational and mentoring programs to help existing businesses primed for growth. The RISE Cohort is a 10-week, 30-hour course designed for existing business owners that are poised and ready for growth. This classroom-style educational course aims to provide entrepreneurs with the management skills, professional knowledge, and financial understanding necessary to grow existing businesses. In addition to our bi-annual Cohort, RISE also provides one-on-one professional consultation to prospective or existing business owners.

For more information, contact suhas@suhaskulkarni.com.

 

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St. John Center for Homeless Men

St. John Center extends care and community to homeless men, women, and children living on the streets in our city. This organization has a mission to help homeless men address the barriers to housing and self-sufficiency so they can leave homelessness for good. They offer permanent supportive housing, a day shelter and social services center, and street outreach. They are located in a former Catholic church as a haven for immigrants and have staff and volunteers that carry on a welcoming spirit to provide refuge to some of the community’s most vulnerable people.

For more information, contact Keesha Gardner at 502-568-6758 or kgardner@stjohncenter.org.

 

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Clean Start (Louisville Urban League)

Clean Start (LUL): The Louisville Urban League (LUL) has teamed up with Facility Management Services (FMS), a janitorial service in town and one of our community partners, to create a new program, “Clean Start.” Anyone who signs onto Clean Start can enjoy the peace of mind that LUL’s wraparound services afford — helping people pay their rent and utilities, finding reliable transportation, and seeking mental health counseling. In addition, the folks in Clean Start also get peace of mind another way: Stable employment through FMS. We know what you may be thinking — “A janitorial service?” We get it. FMS does make money by cleaning buildings, but it is a lot more than just that. The key to this partnership is the combination of a nonprofit’s wraparound support with a for-profit’s social mission based a collaborative goal of having a positive impact on society, workers, and the community.

For more information, contact Betty Fox at bfox@lul.org or (502) 585-4622.

 

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Jewish Family & Career Services

Whether you are embarking upon your first job, experiencing a career transition, or searching for a twilight career before retirement, Jewish Family & Career Services will empower you to make informed decisions regarding your individual career path. We will help you explore vocational options and prepare you to enter the job market with confidence with assessment and exploration, counseling and coaching, job search preparation, pre-employment transition services, re-credentialing and career laddering, resource coordination, vocational evaluation, and workshops.

For more information, contact JFCS at services@jfcslouisville.org or 502-452-6341 x120.

 

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Americana World Community Center

Americana World Community Center works to bridge the gap from surviving to thriving for Louisville’s refugee, immigrant, and underserved populations. This organization provides holistic, comprehensive programs to immigrants, refugees, and low-income individuals that enable people to overcome the challenges of integrating into a new community and of living below the poverty line. They offer workforce development programs such as mentoring, coaching and referrals, college/career readiness preparation, and more.

For more information, contact Emilie Dyer at 502-366-7813 or emilie@americanacc.org.

 

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Catholic Charities of Louisville – Migration and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities of Louisville accompanies people, regardless of their background or faith, with programs that serve immigrants and refugees, new/expecting parents, people who need job training, trafficking survivors, and, the aging and residents of long-term care facilities, This organization also focuses on West Louisville residents in need of emergency assistance programs by providing the most basic of human needs such as food, clothes, rent, and utilities assistance as they move from struggling to self-sufficiency so they can fully engage in our community.

For more information, contact TaKiyah Betts at tbetts@archlou.org or 502-637-9786.

 

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