Break Description


Join us in Louisville, KY as we support the work of Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services (MRS). MRS welcomes refugees with open arms and helps them to escape the persecution they have faced in their native countries. Their staff aids refugees from over 30 different countries in finding a home upon their arrival, as well as food, employment, enrolling in school, and learning how to speak English. Our JMU group will assist with English classes, help in the donation room, and potentially work outdoors in the Common Earth garden.

Please note that MRS is located in a historic church that does not have a working elevator. As such, it is unfortunately not accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs.

Join our break to learn more about the Refugee resettlement process, to meet and learn from refugees, and to be a part of welcoming our new neighbors!


Focus on: Empowering Vulnerable Populations

Community: Louisville, Kentucky

Leaders: Mary Beth Callis and Nicole Hillman

Cost: $100

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Driving

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-12-2022

Return Date: 03-19-2022

What community partner will you be working with? Catholic Charities Louisville

Currently Offered?: Yes

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