VRRP at Work in Colchester

The USCRI Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program (VRRP) values the resilient and self-reliant community contributors that come to Vermont to rebuild their lives. We provide refugees with pivotal life-readiness services to ensure every person is empowered with the skills and tools needed to become a self-sufficient and productive member of a global society. Our local community is invited to explore this page for community-specific updates and opportunities to engage with our work and purpose. Join our passionate team and compassionate community to help us unite courage with opportunity for the latest generation of Americans!

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Our Mission:

To protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life.

Everyone. Everywhere. Equal Value.

Our Work:

VRRP is proud to be one of eight field offices of USCRI. We have dedicated over 100 years to uniting families, protecting children, rebuilding livelihoods, empowering survivors and restoring freedom, dignity and independence of people across the globe.

See more specifics of our work locally, or view the steps our team takes to ensure refugees are able to become self-sufficient and enrich our communities.


Destination BTV Recap: Experiencing the Journey and the Destination

This past April, USCRI/Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program invited our guests on a journey; one that illuminated the essence of humanity. Who are we? And more importantly, who do we wish to become? Some stories begin before we are born. This inspiring event was hosted at the Burlington International Airport on April 13th from 7-9:30 pm. The evening opened with a dynamic reception brimming with international foods, continuing with an interactive simulation of refugees’ journeys to Vermont, and ending with performance art by the Burmese Karen Baptist Choir, VRRP staff, Karen Amirault Dance Company, Swan Dojo Dance Studio, slam poetry entries, and hip-hop band A2VT. Our journeys are all unique, but this event celebrated the collective story that unites us humans; embracing diversity, purpose, and love within our community. We look forward to seeing you at one of our future events – stayed tuned!

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