Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Refugee Ministries is celebrating 20 years of service to refugees.
There is a difference between an immigrant and a refugee. An immigrant chooses to leave his/her country of origin. A refugee, on the other hand, is compelled to seek asylum in another country.
In 1990 Donna Craig and Rev. Jim Chatham established (KRM) as an outreach mission of Highland Presbyterian Church. That year 25 individuals were resettled through the vision and commitment of these two people and KRM was born. KRM has taken bold steps to support refugees by developing comprehensive programs and building strong partnerships in the community with faith based organizations, businesses and individuals.
KRM has assisted more than 5,000 individuals from over 30 countries in their search for safety and a new beginning in Louisville, Lexington, and surrounding communities. Through generous community grants, faith based sponsorships, corporate and individual donations and volunteer service, KRM has been able to develop its programs for ALL those they serve – youth and elderly programming, immigration services, special medical programs and programs for moms and the youngest refugees who arrive in the communities. Kentucky Refugee Ministries strives to understand new cultures, promote understanding within the communities, and work to assist individuals in their dreams of becoming self-sufficient and contributing members to the community, KRM continuously face new challenges of program sustainability.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and opportunities and to promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community.
KRM will assist with applications for permanent residency, travel documents, employment authorization documents, citizenship, and many other immigration petitions. This program is open to the community.
KRM has an immigration attorney and a Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representative who can assist refugees with green cards, employment authorization, family reunification, and citizenship.
969B Cherokee Road
Louisville, KY, United States 40204
Phone: (502) 479-9180
Fax: (502) 479-9190
Kentucky Refugee Ministries website is: kyrm.org