Local Organizations

Local Organizations

Abounding Service

Abounding Service teaches adult refugees English in Chandler, AZ. Refugees who learn English will connect, belong, and serve others, changing the trajectory of entire families and impacting their communities. At Abounding Service, we help refugees rebuild their lives through free English classes using computers and 1-on-1 volunteer Encouragers, changing the entire trajectory of families. For more information visit aboundingservice.org or call (480) 229-8842.


Central Christian Church

Central Christian Church raises up teams to offer co-sponsorship support for newly arrived refugee families, tutoring programs for children in Mesa and adult language learning programs. Tutoring Programs are at Guerrero Elementary School 463 S Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210. For more information email leisa.mcdonald@centralaz.com.

933 N. Lindsay Rd.

Mesa, AZ 85213


Friendly House

We are a multi-service organization with wide-ranging programs aimed at addressing the pressing needs of our diverse community. Our efforts have resulted in building resilient communities that are helping spur economic development, stabilize neighborhoods and revitalize our city. We started in 1920 as an Americanization Agency, a local initiative providing educational resources to refugees, has evolved into a multi-service organization with wide-ranging programs aimed at addressing the pressing needs of our diverse community such as, economic development, stabilizing neighborhoods and revitalizing our city. Our programs focus on four major pillars of service- Education, Workforce Development, Family Services and Immigration- each comprising of resources to support individual and community growth. For more information visit friendlyhouse.org or call (602) 257-1870.

113 W Sherman St.

Phoenix, AZ, 85003


Gathering Humanity

We work hand-in-hand with all 4 Federal refugee resettlement agencies in Phoenix to support refugees being resettled in the Phoenix area. Gathering Humanity collects household goods for incoming refugee families and set up their apartments, provide groceries, and meals. For more information visit gatheringhumanity.org or call (928) 421-3446.

510 S. 52nd St. #107

Tempe, AZ 85281


Iskashitaa Refugee Network

Iskashitaa Refugee Network (IRN) creates opportunities to integrate UN refugees into the Southern Arizona community while educating the public, strengthening the local food system, reducing local food waste, and increasing food security. RN is an intergenerational network of Tucson volunteers and UN refugees, who locate, harvest, and re-distribute locally grown fruits and vegetables which would otherwise go to waste. IRN’s goal is to empower recently arrived refugees by connecting them with a wide variety of resources and opportunities to interact with the community. Their programs include accompanying refugees on field trips, to family festivals, farmer’s markets, gardens, and farms in and outside of Tucson. We organize cooking classes, food demonstrations, culinary luncheons, pot luck dinners, and offer family mentoring and case management to refugee volunteers. To see how Iskashitaa is making an impact in communities around Tucson, visit their Facebook here or call them at (520) 440-0100

1406 E. Grant Rd. Bldg. #2

Tucson, AZ 85719


La Frontera Arizona, Inc.

La Frontera provides innovative solutions to complex problems, we work with community partners to build a safe, strong, and healthy Arizona. La Frontera has the resources and expertise to address issues of behavioral health, housing, family and children’s services, employment, crisis intervention, and community and cultural education.

595 S. Meyer Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701


Pima County Public Library

Pima County Public Library recognizes, welcomes, and celebrates immigrants for their contributions to our shared success. The Library provides free and equitable access to programs and services across our organization and the community.

*Multiple Locations*


Somali American United Council

This non-profit organization fills a critical need in our community by helping newly arrived families adjust to their new lives, location, language and culture. The Somali -American United Council of Arizona exists to promote better understanding between the multi-ethnic refugee groups and mainstream American communities in Maricopa County. By building a structure of best practices, the Somali-American United Council of Arizona helps address cultural barriers and emotional trauma.

2425 E. Thomas Rd. # 11

Phoenix, AZ 85016


Tucson Refugee Ministry (TRM)

Tucson Refugee Ministry educates and mobilizes churches in Tucson to reach out to their refugee neighbors. TRM serves as a catalyst to engage church groups with newly arrived refugee families, by partnering with the resettlement agencies.

631 N. 2nd Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705


Tucson Unified School District-Refugee Services

The mission of Refugee Services is to empower students and families in their pursuit of education and a prosperous life in their new home country.Our department bridges the language barrier, cultural divide, and formal schooling differences through the use of student and family mentor specialists who know the language and culture of refugee students and families. TUSD has over 800 refugee students in 33 elementary schools, 18 middle and K-8 schools, and 11 high schools. TUSD’s refugee students represent 52 countries and speak 38 different languages. The five most common languages spoken at home are Nepalese, Arabic, Somali, Kirundi, and Swahili.


We Are All America

We Are All America works to uphold and strengthen our nation’s commitment to welcome and protect those seeking freedom, safety and refuge in the United States. We Are All America organize people across religious and cultural differences to build inclusive communities where we all belong. For more information visit weareallusa.org.


Welcome to America Project

The Welcome to America Project celebrates refugees and accelerates their self-sufficiency by providing personal, meaningful welcomes upon arrival.  We share resources to enhance success – basic necessities, clothing, furniture, computers, bikes – so that refugees do not just resettle in our country, they integrate and flourish.  We create impacts that lasts lifetimes for refugees and the volunteers who serve. For more information visit wtap.org or call  (602) 490-0088.

1711 W. University Dr. #158

Tempe, AZ 85281