Thriving in Lancaster, Enriching Us All

photos by Melissa Engle Photography

ABOUT US

The Lancaster County Refugee Coalition is a coalition of community organizations supporting refugees in the Lancaster, PA area. Our mission is to improve refugee integration in Lancaster County by empowering the community to incorporate refugees into social services and community systems.

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The Lancaster County Refugee Coalition works to provide education and outreach to service providers and community organizations working directly with refugees.

COMMUNITY CENTER

The LCRC announces the opening of a community center at Reynolds Middle School. Thanks to funding from the Rotary Club of Lancaster, whole family services will be available to all students and families of Reynolds, with an emphasis on refugee integration are hallmarks of the project. For more information about the project, click here.

Individuals and families resettled in Lancaster County over the past year arrived from Bhutan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Iraq, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

LOCAL GROUPS

Many organizations throughout the Lancaster area provide services to refugees. If you're a member of a service provider and would like to coordinate with other providers, click here.

ADVOCACY

Historically, Lancaster County has been a safe haven for groups like the Amish, Quakers and Huguenots who fled religious persecution in the late 17th century. Since the late 20th century, Lancaster County has welcomed new groups of refugees who have come as the result of persecution and crises in countries as widespread as Bhutan, Burma, Sudan, Somalia and Iraq. For more information about refugees in Lancaster County, click here.