Where Can I Go to Help Refugees in Minnesota?

Many organizations across Minnesota offer their services to newly arrived refugees. We’d like to include some of them here.

This list includes organizations that span the Twin Cities, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and many others.

Where Can I Go to Help Refugees in Wisconsin?

In addition to Open Doors for Refugees, there are numerous organizations across Wisconsin dedicated to supporting refugees as they make a home in their new community. This list is an ongoing effort. Know of another organization outside of Dane County that helps refugees make a home in Wisconsin? Email [email protected] to let us know! By […]

United in Our Compassion and Call for Peace

Open Doors for Refugees recognizes that the situation in the Middle East is complex and multifaceted, affecting both the Palestinian and Israeli communities. We recognize the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of all people in the region, including both Palestinian and Israeli citizens. We denounce every kind of terrorism, call for the release […]

The Afghan Refugee Crisis

History Afghan Refugees in Wisconsin How to Help Last updated on September 5th, 2022 About the Afghan Refugee Crisis A Decades-Long Timeline This timeline from NPR covers the history of Afghanistan, beginning with the Soviet War and ending with the recent Taliban takeover. Read A Look At Afghanistan’s 40 Years Of Crisis — From The […]

How the Affordable Housing Crisis Impacts Refugees

The Wait for Housing in New York City This summer, New York City is struggling to find homes for a record number of asylum-seekers. The city’s “right-to-shelter” protections are meant to guarantee a bed in a homeless shelter for anyone who needs it. With almost 100,000 migrants arriving in New York since spring 2022, the […]

Statement on the Adriana Shipwreck

On June 14, 2023, a fishing boat carrying an estimated 750 people capsized off the coast of Greece. At last count, 104 survivors have been rescued, at least 78 people have died, and hundreds of passengers are still missing. Nearly all those on board were refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The International Organization for Migration […]

In Support of Ukrainian Refugees

We at Open Doors for Refugees express our horror at the unnecessary and vicious war in Ukraine. We support a peaceful solution to the crisis and stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and with Russians protesting the war. We salute the hospitality and generosity of people in Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Belarus, […]

On the Crisis in Haiti and Our Border

Open Doors for Refugees stands with Haitian migrants and supports their right to seek asylum in the United States. In accordance with human rights laws and protocol, we expect our government to treat these Haitian asylum seekers with respect and dignity. Instead, thousands have been deported back to Haiti, where resources and humanitarian aid are […]