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MISSION: RefugeeConnect’s mission is to connect refugees (people forced to flee their country to escape persecution or war) with resources to rebuild their lives as United States citizens.
We help refugees navigate systems, new cultural norms, and language barriers by promoting coordinated services so that this specific population of new Americans reach their full potential as individuals, families, and community leaders.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
• Community Navigator program matches families to a cultural leader to provide native language support to help families navigate U.S. systems and access resources, benefits, and services so they can thrive in their new community.
• Health Navigator program educates families on how to navigate the U.S. healthcare system and health related benefits to reduce health disparities.
• Refugee School Impact Program assists students and families with support to increase academic success.
• Family Day Events such as the World Refugee Day Cup.
• Training and consultation on culturally responsive practices to increase health outcomes.
• Parent Academy to educate parents on the U.S. education system and their role as parents in their child’s education.
• Refugee Empowerment Initiative brings together leaders to solve pressing challenges newcomers face accessing services.
Board of Directors
Ross Wales – President
Sandra Spinner – Vice President
Barry Holland – Secretary
Greg Maggard – Treasurer
Dr. Cruff Renard, M.D.
Dr. James Buchanan, Ph.D.
Rev. Noel Julnes-Dehner
Kristin Burgoyne, MSSW, Executive Director
Megan Iverson, Program Director
Koffi Ayitsewou, Community Navigator
Murielle Kalenga, Community Navigator
Christel Wozufia, Health Navigator
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
• Join our Board of Directors
• Family Day Events
• Marketing | Newsletter
• Fundraising Events (sitting on planning committees, volunteering day of, organize a friendraiser to benefit RefugeeConnect)
• Organizing an in-kind drive, specifically for school supplies or winter coats
2692 Madison Rd., Suite N1, #395
Cincinnati, OH 45208