03.02.23 / Category: Impact - Grant Awards

How We Work to Remove Barriers of Education – Volume 1, Episode 8: Exodus Refugee Immigration

This month, we are sharing the impact we have been able to make through the support of the Exodus Refugee Immigration women’s program in Indianapolis, IN. Listen now to learn about girls who have been impacted by these grant awards.

About Exodus Refugee Immigration

In 2019 and 2022, we renewed our support of Exodus’ Women’s Program through $10,000 grants. We were compelled by Exodus’ recognition that refugee women are often the primary family caregivers, the primary advocates for their children and elderly family members, viable economic contributors, and staunch promoters of education. The Women’s Program provides them with the assistance to ensure they can become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities. We share Exodus’ belief that when given the proper tools and skills, refugee women can meet their full potential and have wide, positive community impact.

Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. (Exodus) works with refugees—worldwide victims of persecution, injustice, and war—to establish self-sufficient lives in freedom and sanctuary for themselves and their families in Indiana. Worldwide, and on a daily basis, millions of persons are forced to flee their homelands and seek refuge in neighboring countries. Refugees come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but they have all had to flee their homelands due to violence, persecution, oppression, and other human rights violations. Our $5,000 grant in 2015 to Exodus supported 50+ women through the expansion and enhancement of the educational components of the Refugee Women’s Self-Sufficiency Program. Exodus’ Women’s program provides services tailored to the unique needs of female refugees and is targeted at increasing refugee women’s and girls’ ability to gain confidence, promote economic self-sufficiency, education, and empowerment. The Women’s program also provides supportive resources and referrals for services such as housing, counseling, and healthcare. These services and activities will facilitate refugee women to move toward independent, self-sufficient lives.