Date of Award




First Advisor

Sr. Katherine Feely


Refugees comprise a very niche subset of the U.S. population who often require immense guidance and assistance throughout their transition from life in refugee camps abroad to life in the United States of America. Whether their needs are primarily physical, emotional, financial, educational, or some combination of these, Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services in Cleveland, Ohio helps bridge existing gaps and aids newcomers in meeting these needs. The population served by this office includes refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant Visa holders, and immigrants of all ages, socioeconomic statuses, and medical needs in the greater Cleveland area. As the largest of the three northeast Ohio resettlement agencies, Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services works with these newcomers to the United States to help integrate families into the local community and assists with a variety of services, such as ESL lessons, legal aid, support for single moms, and health/wellness support/promotion.