Who We Are
Refugees and immigrants bravely leave behind everything to seek safety, a life free from fear, and the chance for a new start. Neighbors for Refugees is a 501(c)(3) Westchester non-profit and resettlement organization. We are a non-political, grassroots humanitarian group located in Westchester County, NY, organized to welcome Westchester refugees and other new Americans to Westchester and communities nearby. Westchester refugees and other new Americans, both here in our state and elsewhere.
As volunteers, we come alongside our new neighbors to empower them throughout their first year of transition as they reach self-sufficiency. We provide services such as setting up an apartment before their arrival, orienting them to their new community, getting children in school and adults into ESL classes, assisting in locating jobs or building a business, and supporting them in navigating a new culture and language. refugee resettlement, community connections, ESL support, career assistance, and we also help with social services and empowerment initiatives.
We envision Westchester as a place where new Americans may fully participate in our community, where families receive the resources needed to become self-supporting and thrive in a safe, welcoming environment.
We advocate for the rights of refugees everywhere and work directly with refugee families to provide them with the necessary services, resources, and community support to bolster their resilience, achieve self-sufficiency and thrive in their new homes.
Frank Pierson, President & Director
Michael Reichgott, President-Elect & Director
Jmel Wilson, Vice-President & Director
Richard Berry, Treasurer & Director
Elaine Wanderer, Secretary & Director
Ruth Gyure, Director
Pam Bolton, Director
Jane Klein, Director
Ellen Dupuy d’Angeac, Director
Robert Klein, Director
William Gensburg, Director
Rania Saghir, Director
Nazanine Scheuer, Director