Help our neighbors community refugees people in need.
It takes a whole community to foster community for all.
Why the network? Beyond financial support, new neighbors need help with practical things—like airport pickups, grocery runs, coordinating housing, or getting advice on day-to-day decisions—because language and cultural barriers can make this stuff challenging. Making sure every new refugee has the help they need starting a new life here takes a whole community.
The Open Door Network helps new neighbors have a fresh start in Nashville by:
- Raising money to help support a refugee family
- Organizing volunteers to help with daily life
- Providing in-kind donations
Join the Network
We are welcoming hundreds of refugees each year to Nashville.
NICE has already resettled over 200 Afghan evacuees, and are approved to welcome 250 refugees from around the world in 2022. During this critical time, we’re leaning on the Nashville community to ensure our new neighbors have access to the entire network of services and support they need to become economically self-sufficient and successfully transition into life in the United States.
Are there translators available to us?
We have some volunteer translators on our team and a plan to work with you to secure additional support.
Where does money raised for a refugee or refugee family go?
The money sponsors raise is supplemental to the funds given by the U.S. Government. Finances are handled collaboratively between the sponsorship group, NICE, and the family with the goal of meeting their most pressing needs.
What is required of me?
There are many needs and opportunities for you and your community to partner with those in need. We have an onboarding process and training program to go more in depth.