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Refugee Empowerment Center

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Erik Omar, Interim Executive Director
Main Address:
3610 Dodge Street
Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68131

What We Do

The Refugee Empowerment Center provides educational and direct services to refugees. Our staff are former refugees who provide intensive case management and support services to current and newly arrived refugees. Our programming goals are to ensure refugees become self-sufficient and integrate successfully. REC has a 92% success rate in assisting refugees with becoming employed. Our programs include job readiness and placement, three levels of ELL classes, behavioral health support and driver's education.

Donations to Refugee Empowerment Center make a big difference in the lives of refugee families arriving in our community. The federal refugee resettlement program is a mere 90 days. There is no financial safety net; resettled refugees are expected to be ‘self-sufficient’ and pay their own way in the United States.

Your donation will go directly towards programs and initiatives to promote successful refugee resettlement in Omaha. Programs to help refugees study English, learn to drive, understand how their new home functions and how to care for it, get children acclimated to new schools, and many other adjustments.

Thank you for helping us serve our community. We are truly better together!

Interesting Info

We were established in 1997 by Sudanese refugees.
Over 90% of our staff are former refugees and have helped over 4000 refugees begin new lives in Omaha.

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