Since 1991, Crestwood has been assisting Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) with refugee resettlement. KRM has offices in Lexington and Louisville. Refugees have fled their homes due to fear for their lives because of political, religious or ethnic violence.
Crestwood has welcomed families from Azerbaijan and Armenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Russia, Iraq and, most recently, Bhutan. Resettlement involves providing furnishings and setting up an apartment for a new home, greeting them at the airport, providing transportation for a myriad of appointments in the first couple of months, assisting with finding employment, assisting with tutoring English, sharing experiences and supporting the family as they adjust to a new way of life in Lexington.
By coming along side a family beginning a new life in Lexington,KY, we are responding to the call …to provide the gift of hospitality to the stranger, to the least of these. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please call the church office.
If you are assisting in getting an apartment ready for a new refugee family, click here to see what’s needed.