Helping Refugees Make a Home in the Madison Area

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  • An Interview with Kassim Rajab
    Kassim Rajab is a Road to Livelihood case manager at Forward Service Corporation in the Refugee Cash Assistance Department and the founder and Executive Director of the Madison Refugee Union. How long have you been in your current roles and what drew you to these positions? I am the Executive Director of the Madison Refugee Union,… Read more: An Interview with Kassim Rajab

How You Can Help Refugees in the Madison Area

Open Doors for Refugees is a volunteer-driven 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.

Upcoming & Past Events

  • Fall Picnic in the Park

    September 15, 2024
    1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715, USA

    Join Open Doors for Refugees at the annual community picnic on Sunday, September 15th at Olin Park in Madison. This family-friendly event will feature a variety of activities, delicious food, and live musical entertainment, providing a perfect opportunity for resettled refugees and long-term Madison residents to come together and build connections.


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