Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
CRIS’ mission is to help refugees and immigrants reach and sustain self- sufficiency and achieve successful integration into the Central Ohio community.
CRIS is an independent non-profit agency serving refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio. Among local community-based organizations, CRIS is the largest agency providing services to immigrants in Central Ohio - and is the agency providing the most extensive services to immigrant populations in our area. Those services include immigration legal services and interpretation and translation.
CRIS has a staff of 50 that comes from around the world and members are fluent in many languages (Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, ASL [American Sign Language], Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Kikongo, Lingala, Maay-Maay, Oromifa, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, Tuni, Ukrainian, and Urdu). The agency's staff includes three attorneys, a Licensed Social Worker and an accountant.
CRIS’ multilingual, multicultural staff was chosen for the purpose of meeting the needs of the refugee and immigrant populations who have arrived the most recently, who are here in the greatest numbers and who have the greatest service needs. The majority of our staff members came to the United States as refugees or immigrants themselves.
CRIS has extensive experience in working with refugees of all national origins, and a tradition of delivering services fairly and impartially. CRIS has served customers from 119 countries of origin.
by dee s. from WAIANAE, HA
I am an individual that has traveled to over 20+ countries & territories. I love cultures and like to work with people of all kinds. Haven lived overseas I understand about culture shock even having the knowledge was unable to stop it.
I currently live in Hawaii where people from all over the world live here in harmoney.