Our mission is to resettle and empower refugees to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs.
The Refugee Empowerment Center was founded by Sudanese refugees in 1997. Today in 2016, we are in our 16th year of resettling refugees from all over the world: Bhutan, Burma, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan & South Sudan.

Our support begins the moment new arrivals step off the plane at Eppley Airfield and continues throughout their journey of integration into Omaha.

Supportive services include:
+ Direct case management with former multi-cultural, multi-lingual refugees
+ Cultural orientation and transition assistance
+ Four levels of ELL class
+ Employment Services: Employment Caseworkers assist all job-seeking refugee clients in preparing for and obtaining employment
+ Behavior Health Counseling
+ Household budgeting and money management
+ Fair housing education and outreach
+ Drivers Education - Visual Test

+ So much more! For more info, visit our website at www.RefugeeEmpowerment.org
"I want to learn everything you have to teach us." -- Bhakti Nepal, a former refugee from Bhutan

"Thank you so much, you are always so eager to help us." -- May Sweet, a former refugee from Burma

" I carry REC love everywhere I go. What incredible people and place." -- Amy Hughes, former REC Americorps member.