About Refugee Care Collective
Refugee Care Collective mobilizes the city of Portland to serve diverse populations of refugees being resettled in the Portland Metro area, in order to empower refugees to rebuild their lives and step more fully into self-sustainability.
Refugee Care Collective is a non-profit organization that values hospitality – the welcoming of true relationship, presence – the belief in staying and not just visiting, unity – the view that together, we can do more than we can apart, truth – the pursuit of seeing people and situations as they really are, courage – the sacrificing of something for something better, and hope – the ability to see what could be. Through restart kits and relational programs, partnership with resettlement agencies, and namely, the thousands of people who have given of their time and resources, Refugee Care Collective plays an active role in Portland refugee resettlement, bridging the gap between what is and what could be.
Refugees are often defined by the crisis they’re coming out of. As recipients of RCC’s care, they’re defined by who they are, moving forward. That’s because our focus is on radical hospitality, self-sufficiency, and quality of care. The following film encapsulates the heart of Refugee Care Collective. We invite you to join us in this story of purpose, hope, and welcome.