Kentucky Refugee Ministries

With refugee immigration to the United States much in the news, Tom Martin talks with Dana Lea, community engagement coordinator for the Lexington Division of the Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

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Refugee families from the Congo and Syria will arrive in Central Kentucky in January under a new resettlement program.

Catholic Charities in Lexington is now a part of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops Refugee Resettlement Program.  Fifty-one refugees, or 10 to 15 families, expected in the first year begin arriving in January.  Federal dollars go to cover lodging, transportation, and food costs for three months.