In my 25 year-career in fundraising, I had the opportunity to work FT and as a consultant for a lot of organizations. RefugeeOne is one of the best-run and most caring non-profits I met. Their front line staff provide a complete range of resettlement services for refugees. They start by meeting the newcomers at the airport, provide housing and essentials for several months until the refugee or refugee family is able to speak English and support themselves. They run special programs for youth, women, seniors and those with mental health issues such as PTS.
They have a strong Board of Directors who contribute their own money, fundraise in the community and watch the agency's finances like hawks. I was their grantwriter for about five years and this agency has one of the most varied funding bases of any agency I worked for. This has allowed RefugeeOne to continue services in times of economic weakness. The agency prides itself in the fact that, unlike other resettlement agencies, no refugee entrusted to its care has ever gone homeless. Their tight fiscal management has allowed them to go over and above in ensuring that their clients have true refuge as they begin their journey towards becoming Americans.