Breaking the Bubble: Refugees Helping Refugees


Learn about the Rochester refugee community through the work of the remarkable local organization Refugees Helping Refugees.

“I lived in a refugee camp for ten years where I promoted girls education and women’s rights. I came to the United States and formed Refugees Helping Refugees so that when refugees are most scared and in need, they have a place to turn to.”
–Sadiya Omar, RHR Co-founder

Refugees Helping Refugees (RHR) is a non-profit organization that serves refugees of Western New York. RHR seeks to foster the growth, self-determination, and self-reliance of Rochester’s refugee community by making them agents of their own advancement through education, English language skills, work training and attention to senior needs. Meet Ms. Omar, Program Director Pia Moller and Assistant Case Manager Pamela Kim Adams at Breaking the Bubble.

When/Where: Monday, February 4th, 7:30 pm at Brue Coffee, 960 Genesee Street

Breaking the Bubble is a community speaker series sponsored by UR’s Office for Residential Life and Housing Services in association with the Rochester Center for Community Leadership. This event is free and open to the public.

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