Refugee Women Rising

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Pamela Font-Gabel
Primary Contact Name
Pam Font-Gabel
Main Address

3902 Davenport Street
(campus of Joslyn Castle)
Omaha, NE 68131
United States

What We Do

Benson Area Refugee Taskforce (BART) is now REFUGEE WOMEN RISING (RWR). After listening sessions with refugee communities throughout Omaha, the need for space and services for refugee women became explicit. Our community-curated programming includes driver's education, HomeDish dinners, and culturally-competent self-care workshops.

Our Mission: Through compassionate, culturally-sensitive programming and relationships, we collaborate with refugee women to further themselves personally and professionally. ​

Our Values: We prioritize human dignity, hospitality, intentionality, lived experience and solidarity. ​

Our Vision: Reawaken refugee women's inherent human dignity.

Interesting Info
  • RWR began as Benson Area Refugee Taskforce, an informal collective of residents who wanted to help refugees in our community.
  • In 2021, RWR collaborated with 431 women from 21 countries!
  • Thanks to our donors, we will grow our reach and impact even more refugee women and their families through intentional programming.
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