To promote US/Mexico border and immigration policies that affirm the dignity of the human person and a spirit of bi-national solidarity through:

  • Direct humanitarian assistance and accompaniment with migrants

  • Social and pastoral education with communities on both sides of the border

  • Participation in collaborative networks that engage in research
    and advocacy to transform local, regional, and national immigration policies


Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)

Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) is an independent non-profit organization that serves the growing refugee and immigrant populations in Central Ohio. They have over 60 staff members that hail from more than 15 countries with many languages represented.

CRIS is a refugee resettlement agency, meaning they have a contract with the Department of State to directly receive and place refugees in our community. In partnership with Church World Service we resettled individuals and families from all over the world.

The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.  All are welcome!


Asian American Community Services (AACS)

Asian American Community Services (AACS) is the premier non-profit community-based organization serving the needs of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Central Ohio. Since 1976, AACS has led efforts to empower and develop the local Asian community through its expansive and proactive programs and services.

Their mission is to improve the well-being and quality of life of Asian Americans and Asian immigrant families in Ohio by providing social services and empowering individuals through education, training and leadership.


Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (ETSS)

ETSS is a community based 501(c)(3) organization that helps new arrivals from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Columbus through programs and services that encourage community integration, sustained employment, education, health, and strong families. They provide services to both adults and children through employment assistance, ESL courses, After School programs, Summer camps, and advocates for victims of domestic violence. 


Ohio Hispanic Coalition (OHCO)

The mission of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition (OHCO) is to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Hispanics/Latinos through advocacy, education, training, and access to quality services.

OHCO is committed to creating collaborative partnerships in order to promote general awareness, including social, educational and economic advancement of Ohio’s Latino population.


Somali Community Association of Ohio (SCAO)

The Somali Community Association of Ohio (SCAO) is an officially recognized 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded by Somali immigrants in 1996. It is Central Ohio's leading voice for Somali immigrants and first grass-roots organization to serve the Somali refugee community. 

They advocate and promote self-sufficiency for families through employment, education, cultural and social support and economic empowerment. They serve elders, working adults, teens and children at no charge. Special support and attention goes to recent immigrants who seek to create new lives in the United States. 


ASHA Ray of Hope

ASHA-Ray of Hope exists to support and counsel individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Ohio, especially in the South Asian community. Through advocacy, collaboration and awareness activities, ASHA will help educate the greater community and connect individuals and families with the resources they need to achieve self-reliance.


Stonewall Columbus

Their vision is a central Ohio where ALL of us thrive.
Their mission is to increase visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ community.
Their purpose is to uplift our LGBTQ community so ALL of us THRIVE.