Immigrant/Foreign Language/Cultural Services
Bridge Refugee Services is an ecumenical, non-profit organization facilitating the resettlement of refugees in East Tennessee. Refugees are persons who flee their homeland due to fear of persecution. Each year, the U.S. government welcomes thousands of refugees as legal residents. Bridge empowers refugees to become self-sufficient, and we work closely with many people in KnoxvilleÑincluding volunteers, employers, and churches that sponsor refugee familiesÑwho are willing to help their new neighbors.
TIRRC is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state.