About Our Work
The Coalition partners with Catholic Community Services of Lane County (CCS) to support its Refugee and Immigrant Services Program (RISP.) Since 2016, RISP has provided case management and/or immigration legal services to hundreds of refugees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants. For more information please see our About Us page.
Catholic Community Services, in partnership with the RRC, provides case management services to Afghan refugees and other refugees and asylum seekers in Lane County. Financial donations from the community help support this work. Go to our Donate page to find out how to make an online donation, or where to mail a check.
Being willing to help a refugee means so much, that you are taking time and making the effort.
I encourage you to help them feel like they are survivors, not victims. Don’t mention the war; don’t remind them of where they are now in their lives. Just introduce yourself and be curious about them. Ask them questions about themselves as you would with anyone who decided to move to your community, instead of having been forced to move.
We seek a sense of normalcy, as well as a new start.