“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Who Is Working to Settle Refugees and Migrants?
The complex and at times frustrating world of integrating refugees and migrants involves many participants across the country. RAMP Foundation does not arrange volunteer assignments with other organizations. Instead, we encourage you to acquaint yourself with the interactive map above. It will link you directly to the websites of the 9 nine national resettlement agencies as well some 300 affiliates they have nation-wide. Please use the map as a convenient, one-stop source for you to learn who is doing what and where to help displaced children and their families.
Please remember that the United States has long offered a safe haven to people fleeing violence, tyranny, and persecution. And we continue to need newcomers to help build our nation. Numerous presidents from both parties have recognized that refugee resettlement represents the best of the values America strives to promote: the right to equal treatment, the commitment not to discriminate, and the determination to uphold human dignity. It is well documented that economic activity alone is one of the many benefits of taking in refugees that far outweighs the initial investment.
As a result, there are many federal, state, and nonprofit organizations devoted to welcoming deserving displaced people. Their goal is to help the newcomers to swiftly get on the road to self-sufficiency, so they may achieve their full potential and become integrated members of American society.