About RefugeeOne

RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance. ​

Every year, RefugeeOne serves more than 2,500 refugees and immigrants of all ages, ethnic groups, faiths, and backgrounds. Our primary focus is to assist these resilient individuals in becoming an independent, self-supporting member of their new community.

​As the largest resettlement agency in Illinois, RefugeeOne has welcomed more than 17,500 refugees since 1982. RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees from the moment they land at O'Hare International Airport—welcoming them to Chicago and providing furnished apartments, English classes, job search support, mental health care, youth programming, and mentors to help them adjust to life in the U.S.



July 2018 - November 2018 Chicago, IL
“I learned a lot of new things regarding politics, government paperwork, policies and refugees. It was an amazing opportunity. ”

Employment Program Intern

June 2018 - September 2018 Chicago, IL
“It was an incredibly powerful experience that taught me the importance of Refugee Resettlement. Every day was a lesson on empathy and problem solving. I made connections that will last and had experiences that permanently changed me.”
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