The Refugee Response empowers resettled families to grow roots, supporting them in becoming engaged, self-sufficient and contributing members of their new communities. They believe that kindness is transformative and they keep this belief at the heart of all they do. Their work recognizes the dignity of all those they serve and they seek to create hope that this new place can be called home.
When I Was a Stranger urges us to understand the difficulty immigrants face when entering a new country. Newcomers need compassion, acceptance and patience. Community West Foundation has been a long-time supporter of The Refugee Response, an organization on the forefront of helping people from all over the world acclimate to Cleveland as their new home. Their new headquarters will be located on the campus of Urban Community School.
Installed June 2022.