Refugees Welcome! aims to strengthen and streamline immigrant and refugee services across the greater Boston area.

Refugees Welcome! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit embedded in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Peace, Development, and Democracy. The organization pursues our mission by connecting service providers with one another through networking efforts, conducting participatory research on pressing challenges in the field, and creating innovative tools and resources to support service providers’ work. We engage with migrant service providers to collaboratively address the most pressing issues facing migrants in our city. Refugees Welcome! helps to build capacity for organizations, advocates for the expansion of immigrant and refugee services, and assists service providers by helping to fill any programmatic gaps through connecting them with resources, developing new initiatives, and supporting their work.