Bridge Refugee Services operates with welcoming arms. Since its Chattanooga office opened in 1996, Bridge has resettled over 1,000 refugee clients. The legal process for refugees is difficult enough, and resettlement takes an additional emotional toll. Most refugees have fled their country due to persecution for beliefs, religious background, or indifference to their home country’s government. A client’s relationship with Bridge starts during the first 80 days of their entry into the U.S., when a friend is needed most. In addition to offering help for basic needs such as a place to live, food, and clothing, Bridge offers a network of valuable relationships to connect refugees to jobs, healthcare, and lead them on the path to self-sufficiency in a foreign country.
Project Leaders: Bridge Refugee Services