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Refugee Resettlement Organizations Merge to Provide Comprehensive Services

Refugee Family Services (RFS) and Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) were organizations that served refugees in Atlanta, a hub for refugee resettlement. The organizations had complementary missions and programs, with RRISA providing resettlement and immigration services to refugees in their first year in the country and RFS providing educational, job training, and social support services to refugees who have been in the country for at least six months. The organizations had an overlap of funders and clients and often referred their clients to each other for services. The organizations merged to form New American Pathways, which is now a “one-stop-shop” for Atlanta’s refugees. A Lodestar Foundation matching grant funded the one-time costs associated with the merger.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $20,000

Year Granted: 2014

Grantee: New American Pathways

Location: GA - Georgia

Grantee Website: New American Pathways