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 they be self-supporting by six or seven months. 

St. Michael's joined the coalition of now ten churches, at the end of October 2021

We do all of this through donations from churches, and individuals.  Each week items needed will be listed here , in our newsletter and on the board at St. Michaels.

What can you do?

May 2022 Update

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

All families are working and one is near independence. That was our goal and we thrilled they are moving into full independence.

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

Monetary donations are needed right now.

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

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

The Coalition is close to a  a 501C3 nonprofit status. A new Board of Directors has been formed.  

If you would like to volunteer your time in Family Liaison, Transportation, ESL, Legal, child care 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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