Norman Coalition for Refugee Support

Thank you St. Michael's outreach for your generous donation to NCRS.  

NCRS was formed three years ago . It is a coalition of churches who have committed to helping refugees coming into our city get started on their new lives. 

We do that by providing housing, clothing, food, transportation, medical, education, etc. for the first six months.  Each month the families will learn more about taking care of themselves. Our goal is for them to be

self-supporting by six or seven months. 

St. Michaels joined the coalition of now eight churches, at the end of October 2021

We do all of this through donations from churches, and individuals. 

Immediate needs are for monetary help for dental care of the adults, housing (finding affordable homes to rent for our larger families)

What can you do?

August/September 2022 Update

We have one Guatemalan family and eight Afghan families living in the Norman area.

One of our first families to arrive has moved to California to be with their family out there. We consider this a success, that they reached independence. 

All families are working, and many are nearing being self-sufficient. 

School has started. All the children are back in school.

We have several members who are helping as cohorts with different families. 

Monetary donations are always needed

The coalition continues to pay for housing, utilities, medical and dental (what is not covered by SoonerCare)

 As families become more self-sufficient, we lower the monthly stipend.

The coalition now has non-profit status.

A new Board of Directors has been formed.  

If you would like to volunteer your time in Family Liaison, Transportation, ESL, Legal, childcare or more 

We are looking for nurses, physicians, dentists who would be willing to be on our Health Committee.  To give advice to our cohorts on care that the families may need.  If you or anyone you know is interested, they can contact

 Debi Kelley or look at the Volunteer Sign Up below

Volunteer Signup

NCRS Received the Norman

Humanitarian Award 

on March 8th 2022

 

 

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