Open Doors for Refugees – Helping refugees make a home in the Madison area

Open Doors for Refugees

Helping refugees make a home in the Madison area

Join us Sunday, June 26 for our annual Community Picnic!

Volunteers needed! Here are ways that you can support refugees in Madison.


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.

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Upcoming Events

June 29, 2022
  • Open Doors Info Meeting

    June 29, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    516 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716, USA

    What is Open Doors currently working on? And how can I help?

    Come meet several ODFR volunteers and other refugee-interested folks at the Pinney Library Community Room to answer these questions and more!

    June 29, 2022, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    This will be the first in-person indoors event hosted by Open Doors since the start of the pandemic. Check out Pinney’s new digs at 516 Cottage Grove Road. Easy parking.


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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.

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