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Refugee Support Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit post-resettlement organization that helps newly-arrived refugees make Charlotte their new home.
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The mission of Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas, Inc. is to facilitate programs and intercultural relationships that promote refugee self-sufficiency and enrich our community.
Currently, Charlotte is home to over 17,000 refugees and former refugees from all around the world. Most recently, Charlotte has been receiving the most refugees from such countries as Nepal (folks of Bhutanese-Nepali heritage), Burma (currently called Myanmar), African nations: Eritrea, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, and most recently, Syria.
RSS has a variety of ways that volunteers can become involved with refugees living here in Charlotte. It all starts with the completion of an online Volunteer Application — then follow the directions that are pertinent to the way you would best like to help out.