The Refugee Response (TRR) empowers refugees to become self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. The Refugee Response was formed to help refugees adjust to life in Northeast Ohio. We work to empower our area's growing newcomer population, particularly those here between three months and five years by providing opportunities to acquire the skills they need to succeed in their new communities.
Executive Director Opportunity
We are currently in search of a full time Executive Director. This role is a paid position and involves managing the programs and operational duties of The Refugee Response as well promoting the organization in the community and representing TRR at meetings, events and partnership building opportunities. The search has started and is scheduled to close July 31st. Interviews will begin mid August 2014. Read full job description >>
A Year of Growth
TRR is continuing to grow and expand its reach to the resettled refugee communities in northeast Ohio. There are now more than 50 students served by our home tutoring program, 10 students are receiving scholarships to attend top Cleveland schools, and this year our REAP program added two new trainees and distributed more than 11 tons of fresh produce to local businesses and individuals. This phenomenal progress would not be possible without the generous giving of our supporters. Please consider making a donation in any amount to help us continue making great strides ahead.
New Education Manager
The Refugee Response would like to welcome its newest staff member, Lindsay Bouie, who will be serving as Education Manager! Learn more >>
The services we provide for our community's refugee population are made possible by the generous contributions of many outstanding individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Thank you! Learn more about our supporters >>
REAP the Benefit
Join us on Sunday, September 21st as we celebrate our fifth anniversary at this year's REAP the Benefit event! This year, our event features seasonal tastings prepared by Cleveland's top chefs, a musical performance by the internationally renowned Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars band, and more!
One World Raffle
New this year in honor of our fifth anniversary! We have searched the globe for three amazing travel opportunities and have created the One World Raffle! The winner of the raffle will choose one of three amazing getaways.
TRR is excited to announce its fifth season of growing at the Ohio City Farm. Celebrate with us by enrolling in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our farm shares include a weekly bag of beyond organic, unique vegetables, fruit and herbs from around the world, planted and harvested by resettled refugees. Eat fresh and local while helping to support refugee programs. Online registration is now available, sign up today!
Northeast Ohio farms signing up CSA customers for the 2014 growing seasonhttp://www.cleveland.com/cooki...
Read about local CSAs that offer meat, help others in their community, and are hoping to blaze a trail of success for farmers in the future. Call a farm. Have a conversation with a farmer and see if they're the right partner for you. Talk to some of their members.More>>
Welcoming refugees is paying off for Clevelandhttp://www.cleveland.com/busin...
A new study reveals that refugees -- the world's most desperate immigrants -- tend to do well in Cleveland and often out-achieve their U.S.-born neighbors over time.More>>
Read about our new and upcoming events!