Open Doors for Refugees

Helping refugees make a home in the Madison area

Open Doors for Refugees is an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to help refugees make a home in the Madison area.

With the support of the Madison community, Open Doors collects furnishings and sets up apartments, and provides translation, transportation, ESL, childcare, and employment services for arriving refugees. Additionally, each year the Events team hosts or co-hosts four major annual events and a handful of one-off events, either for the refugee community or the community at large.

COVID-19 Update: Much has changed because of the pandemic, including the number of refugees arriving in Madison and how our volunteer teams operate due to social distancing.  Please see our COVID-19 Update page for more information.

Recent News

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.

Donate Online

If you’d like to make a tax-deductible, online donation to Open Doors, please contribute to Open Doors through our fiscal agent: the Center for Community Stewardship.

Learn More

Keep updated with ODFR on Facebook.

Every other month, Open Doors for Refugees releases a newsletter. Sign up with your email here to begin taking part.