Provide a place of refuge and recovery for humanitarian aid workers and disaster responders.
Provide a place where the effects of the aid worker / responder experience can be understood and addressed.
Offer training and placement for people who would like to continue this work.
Create opportunities for people to use their skills and motivation to realize their potential to help the world address the most challenging humanitarian situations we face.
Groups We Help
Humanitarian Aid Workers and Disaster Responders
Giving heroes a break
We are dedicated to supporting humanitarian aid and disaster response workers around the world. Responding to a humanitarian crisis often has lasting effects for the responder. Responders can experience distress, depression, and other serious mental and social issues both during and after leaving an aid effort. (see UNHCR study for more information.) These humanitarian workers are often returning from very stressful and horrific environments. Until now, there was no location dedicated to the recovery of this essential population and addressing the ongoing needs for their wellbeing. We provide a safe space with qualified staff to help our humanitarian brothers and sisters recover from their missions.
Veteran's Transitional Services
Providing a new mission and group
We will be creating opportunities for veterans to return to serving and rebuilding for those most in need. In the U.S.A. veterans commit suicide at a rate of around 20 a day article. Through a transition into humanitarian aid work and disaster response veterans will regain a mission, a group and a respected active role. The skills are there, the drive is there and we can give veterans the chance they have earned for missions of peace.
Projects under developent
Opportunities for Inner City Graduates
Giving potential a way to develop
Unfortunately, many of the rougher parts of big cities around the world are home to people who are already highly experienced in creative survival tactics and trauma response. It is very rough for some of our most at risk youth and yet this doesn’t stop those who want to help others in critical need. These hard learned skills in survival and trauma response are critically needed when responding to a disaster. These skills are also difficult to train into people who have no prior experience in these types of scenarios or situations, which make those already well versed in them incredibly valuable. The Refuge Project is collaborating with outreach groups and teachers to create opportunities for high school graduates from at risk areas to get out in the field and join humanitarian efforts. We want to help provide a path forward that allows motivated and able youths to develop this critically needed potential.
Help us care for those who dedicate their lives to service.