University of San Francisco Symposia an Refugees, Forced Migrants and Academic Global Engagement
The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is to accompany, serve and advocate for the rights of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. To accompany means to be a companion. JRS services are made available to refugees and displaced persons regardless of their race, ethnic origin, or religious beliefs. JRS advocates for just and generous policies and programs for the benefit of victims of forced displacement, so that those made vulnerable by exile can receive support and protection and durable solution to their plight can be achieved. JRS works in more than 50 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, social and other needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
"We are companions of Jesus, so we wish to be companions of those with whom he preferred to be associated, the poor and the outcast. " - JRS-USA
International Rescue Committee
IRC teams provide health care, infrastructure, learning and economic support to people in 40 countries, with special programs designed for women and children. Every year, the IRC resettles thousands of refugees in 22 U.S. cities.
San Francisco Coalition of Asylee, Immigrant and Refugee Services (SF-CAIRS)
SF-CAIRS works to ensure all immigrants live healthy and productive lives in safe and inclusive environments. SF-CAIRS does this by expanding resource knowledge among services providers about health, employment, social, education and legal services for recent refugees, political asylees and immigrants in San Francisco.
Catholic Charities - San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo
Refugee and Immigrant Services live out the Gospel values of charity and justice by welcoming newcomers and providing free or low-cost legal and support services to immigrants and refugees in San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo Counties.
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies protects the fundamental human rights of women, children, LGBT, and other refugees who flee persecution. We provide cutting edge legal expertise and training, policy development, research, and in-country fact-finding and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution.
Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)
Founded in 2008, ORAM is the only international organization devoted solely to advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees fleeing brutalization due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant offers sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence. They intentionally provide opportunities for transformational learning that arise from the relationships they foster among refugees, immigrants, and host communities. They join with others to understand and eliminate the causes of violence and oppression worldwide.
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law is to secure equal justice for all through the rule of law, targeting in particular the inequities confronting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to enlist the private bar's leadership and resources in combating racial discrimination and the resulting inequality of opportunity - work that continues to be vital today.
Catholic Charities’ Refugee Foster Care Program
Catholic Charities’ Refugee Foster Care Program serves youth from other countries that are separated from family or orphaned by war. These are children refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking. Catholic Charities places these youth into loving fosterhomes that help provide a new life for these special individuals.
Refugee Transitions is a community-based nonprofit agency serving high-need, low-income refugee, asylee, and immigrant newcomers from over 50 countries. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, RT provides education, family engagement, and community leadership services that help newcomers become self-sufficient and successful in their new communities. A key component of their work over the last 30 years has been fostering cross-cultural relationships between receiving and newcomer communities.