Welcome to RSC

Meeting Needs, Building Self-Sufficiency

Serving local refugees since 2012

Founded in July 2012, annually RSC serves approximately 1000 refugees, primarily from Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Syria. Most of those we serve live in Orange County, North Carolina but we are able to work with refugees from surrounding counties on a case-by-case basis.

local refugees with access to services and providers


a greater understanding among agencies and groups of the local refugee community


refugees’ transition to life in the United States while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities


for refugees’ needs and interests

The world is experiencing the largest refugee crisis in global history.


An unprecedented 65.6 million have been forcibly displaced from their homes because of violence, persecution, and war.


There are currently 22.5 million registered refugees in the world.


Current US policy reduced this year’s number of refugee admissions for the upcoming year to 19,000, the lowest in the history of US resettlement. 

Serving Refugees

Services provided on an ongoing basis include after-school tutoring, citizenship and English classes as well as monthly distributions of food and diapers. However, most refugees are seen on an “as needed” basis for a variety of services.

Refugee Perspectives