PARTNER AGENCIES

PARTNER REFUGEE MINISTRIES

Karenni Konnection:  Connecting the Tucson Karenni to the local Christian community through mentoring, tutoring, shared friendship and celebrations.
Paula Starker, Director  paula.starker@gmail.com
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 Phoenix Refugee Connections:  A group of people motivated by Christ’s love to welcome the stranger and love their neighbors, specifically those with refugee status.  Serving refugees and volunteers in Phoenix.
Bonnie Lloyd, Director   go@cftn.com
Mary Kaech, Assistant Director  marykaech@gmail.com
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Refugee & Immigrant Ministry (RIM):  RIM seeks to empower and integrate refugees and asylum seekers into the life of our community, and to walk alongside those encountering hardships.  An outreach of Northminster Presbyterian Church.
Pete Seiferth, Associate Pastor  pseiferth@npctucson.org
www.npctucson.org
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 Refugee Resource Center:  Providing pathways to success for refugees through comprehensive and supporting services through acculturation, education, and economic independency to improve their well-being and the quality of life in the community.
Randiesia Riggs, Director  randiesia.riggs@gmail.com

Tucson Box of Hope:  A non-profit community service ministry that encourages others to give to the less fortunate in Tucson. Collecting donations and providing free food, clothing, hygiene items, and more to the door steps of those in need including refugees, veterans, and others.
Jesus Sandoval, Director  impact@tucsonboxofhope.org
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Tutoring:  Providing tutoring in all subject areas for middle and high school students from our refugee community at Roberts-Naylor K8.
Kevin Bredehoft  skiaz86@gmail.com

Victory Technology:  Repairing computers and offering donated computer set up and technology assistance to refugees.  Computer donations always accepted.  An outreach of Saguaro Canyon Church.
Richard & Nita Smith  nitanrick@dakotacom.net

Youth Outreach:  Christian believers committed to loving and mentoring refugee kids in apartment communities.  Weekly “play dates” focus on building relationships and sharing the unconditional love of Jesus.  Volunteers play games and sports, help with homework, and connect with youth and their families.  Other opportunities include bringing the youth to community events and activities, as well as planning extended outings like swimming, hiking and camping.  First step for volunteers is the TRM training.
Sabrina Roman  sabdroman@gmail.com
Amy Burton  amy@tucsonrefugeeministry.com

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Refugee Highway Partnership:  A global network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced.  The North American region of the RHP holds a Roundtable every year in a different city.  This refugee summit features exhibits, vision tours around the city, ethnic praise and worship, and a plethora of Table Talk workshops covering a wide range of refugee-related issues.
www.rhpna.com

 4Tucson:  Mobilizing Christians across denominational lines to engage in the needs and dreams of Tucson to bring about spiritual renewal and societal transformation.  They identify, enlist, train and empower Christians to use their circles of influence to make a Kingdom difference.
5151 E. Broadway
Suite 1600
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520)745-4404
info@4tucson.com

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services:  A faith-based, nonprofit organization with seven ministries and one mission… to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. They serve the full spectrum of Arizona families, from unborn babies to seniors.
1779 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: (520)795-7541
www.abcs.org

COMMUNITY BASED OUTREACHES FOR REFUGEES IN TUCSON

Adult Basic Education for College & Career:  Adult Basic Education for College & Career (ABECC) division includes classes in High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, English Language Acquisition, Citizenship and more. The Refugee Education Program (REP) offers an English-language learning program. Instruction that is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help refugees function independently on the job and in daily living. ABECC offers many opportunities for volunteers to serve as tutors, classroom aides or as support staff.
Montserrat Caballero  mcaballero1@pima.edu

Iskashitaa Refugee Network:  A grass roots organization that helps rebuild refugee lives through partnerships with volunteers and local organizations. Programs emphasize community connections, sharing, and English language practice to build community of refugees and volunteers.
www.iskashitaa.org

Literacy Connects: A Tucson non-profit that connects people of all ages to a world of opportunities through literacy and creative expression. They offer English Language Acquisition classes for adult immigrants and refugees. While many of their students are refugees, the classes are not refugee-specific.
www.literacyconnects.org

Owl & Panther:  The Owl & Panther Project works with refugee families (especially children and youth) who have been impacted by trauma, torture and traumatic dislocation through programming that involves expressive arts, service and time in nature in order to foster the feeling of belonging and community.   
www.owlandpanther.org

RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES

Catholic Community Services:  Migration & Refugee Services (MRS) of Catholic Social Service provides resettlement services to welcome refugees into their new lives and community. The services include case management, links to employment, job readiness training for adults, transportation, housing, short-term financial assistance, English as Second Language class for adults, and school registration for children.
140 W. Speedway, Suite 230
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: (520)623-0344
www.ccs-soaz.org

International Rescue Committee (IRC):  The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.
2100 N. Kolb Rd. #103
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone:  (520)319-2128
www.rescue.org

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest, Refugee and Immigration Services:  For more than thirty years, Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (LSS-SW) has resettled refugees in Tucson and Phoenix and provides a comprehensive package of employment assistance, case management and other supportive services, including refugee K-12 education support for parents, schools, teachers and students.  LSS-SW is committed to showing kindness, doing justice, and serving those in need.
120 N Stone Ave, Suite 220R
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone:  (520)721-4444
www.lss-sw.org/refugeeservices