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About Us

About Us

We began when a group of friends and neighbors joined forces with a local Ossining resident to rescue her cousin, F, from Afghanistan in August 2021. Inspired by the swell of local support, and with guidance from more experienced resettlement agencies and organizations, Ossining neighbors joined others in Westchester and across the country to help resettle refugees – not as a burden, but as an opportunity to enrich our community.


With the support of many local community organizations from Ossining, Briarcliff, Pleasantville, Croton and beyond, our lead coordinators and team of volunteers work to resettle refugees in our community one family at a time, providing them with all the necessary support they require to begin a new life in a new country.

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Ossining for Refugees is a Community Sponsorship organization, bringing together neighbors, houses of worship, community organizations and key service providers in Ossining, Briarcliff, Pleasantville, and Croton, with the shared mission of welcoming and integrating federally-sponsored refugees into our community.