Monday, March 7, 2011

Burmese and Chin Interpreters

In anticipation of resettleing a new Burmese population to Lexington, KRM is looking for contract Burmese and/or Chin interpreters. If you or anyone you know speaks either of these languages, please contact us at (859)226-5661.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Call to Action

Please call your Senators (for those in Ky, Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul) and urge them NOT to cut funding for Migration and Refugee Assistance or Office of Refugee Resettlement. You can reach both Senators by calling the Capitol Switchboard (202)224-3121 and asking for either Senator. It's easy! All they ask for is your name and address!

This is an urgent need, we are already experiencing the effects of cuts and we need your help! Please call and exercise your democratic rights and privileges, it only takes a minute!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We’re Hiring - Position has been filled

Part Time Pre-Arrival Specialist

Will be responsible for renting and setting up apartments and building relationships with landlords. Must be organized and high energy.

Please send resumes to

UPDATE: This position has been filled, thanks to everyone for their interest!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Herald Leader Article

Everyone check out this article written by Merlene Davis, on Kiza, a newly arrived refugee who is an incredibly talented painter. Make sure to go by his exhibit at Christ Church on Market St 9:30-3:30 M-F.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Goodwill Donations

As the weather continues to become colder, Kentucky Refugee Ministries is in desparate need of winter clothing for our clients. Most of our clients come to Kentucky with little more than the clothes on their back, and because they come from warm weather climates, almost no one is prepared for the cold winter weather.

Unfortunately, we don't have adequate space in our office to take clothes as donations. Because of this, KRM and Goodwill have formed a partnership to provide refugee families with the opportunity to shop at Goodwill at no cost to them, but we need your help. When donations of clothes and shoes are brought to Goodwill in Kentucky Refugee Ministries name, we get credit to take new families shopping.

At the moment, we are negative in credit. If you have items you're considering donating to Goodwill, please remember us and ask to donate them for Kentucky Refugee Ministries Agency Assistance Program. All Goodwills in Lexington, KY participate in this program. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call our office at (859)226-5661.