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UPCOMING EVENTS

An Interfaith Symposium on Trauma Recovery

Co-sponsored by Andover Newton Theological School

Feb 18, 2016
6:30pm
Newton, MA

International Concert

April 20, 2016
Malden, MA

Walk Around Lake Quannapowitt

May 21, 2016

Annual International Dinner

Nov 6, 2016


How to Get Involved

RIM is currently looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:

  • ESOL Training
  • Job Development
  • Fundraising
  • Publicity
  • Cluster participation
  • Offering workshops (dance, art, etc.)

Fill out out our volunteer application and join us in this amazing work!

Download our Flier on How to Get Involved with RIM >>

About RIM - Serving Immigrants and
Asylum Seekers

"Building Community with Uprooted People to Serve the Common Good," is the mission of Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM). This faith-based organization was founded in 1986 and provides community-based support to individuals and families who have been uprooted by violence. Research has shown that when someone has lost everything, they hold on to their faith. RIM's faith-based approach builds collaboration between community faith groups in order to provide support to each client from his or her own faith. This is done through several programs:

Clusters: Providing resettlement services (food, housing, transportation) within their communities. Clusters are made up of volunteers from collaborating faith communities within a given geographical area. This collaboration allows several clients to be supported by Clusters and provides an enriching experience to volunteers. RIM clients have mostly stayed in the communities that have welcomed them. They are working and contributing their skills to the community. They are also enriching the communities in which they live by sharing their cultural gifts of food, music, art, and customs.

Spiritual Care Givers: RIM's founding program was to provide an "in-reach" to asylum seekers and others who are held in detention. These volunteers receive 20 hours of training and ongoing supervision as they make monthly or bi-monthly visits in the detention centers.

English Language Classes: Volunteers are trained to tutor immigrants in learning English and to assist them in job searches and community acculturation.

All of RIM's programs are designed to assist the client's integration into the community. All volunteers receive training and follow a case management plan designed in cooperation with the client. The client's preference regarding faith, professional development, gender preference and political views are respected. Likewise the preference of volunteers on these issues is also respected and valued.

Latest News

Join RIM for an Interfaith Symposium on Trauma Recovery - Feb. 18, 2016

When former clients were asked what helped them the most at the worst time, each person regardless of his or her faith tradition, gave a spiritual answer. Let's learn together how to respond to this important resource of our clients. How does each faith lead a person through the healing process? How do practices of each tradition and sacred rituals aid in healing? Learn the answer to these questions and more >>

Intern at Refugee Immigration Ministry

Looking for a great internship where you can get your feet wet in the non-profit world? Come to RIM! Download an application here >>

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GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great nonprofits. Review Refugee Immigration Ministry today and help us build our profile!

 

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