Established in 2015, the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network, Inc. (CVRAN) is a Board-governed, registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Montpelier and dedicated to making our communities welcoming safe places for New Vermonters from countries around the world to visit, work, and live in.

One of the most active committees of CVRAN is the Asylum Seekers Assistance Network, which aims to support individuals who have fled their home countries based on fear of persecution and are seeking international protection. CVRAN also supports refugees, who were often in refugee camps for many years and suffered from persecution, violence, social and political instability, deprivation, and homelessness before being allowed to enter the United States. Another important group of new Vermonters CVRAN supports is migrant farm workers who have left their permanent homes to work on dairy farms, usually for years at a time.


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An invitation from USCRI VTWe invite you to a screening of the documentary My Day Will Come on Dec. 6, which gives an in-depth look into the challenges faced by people seeking asylum in the United States as a result of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the “Remain in Mexico” policy. The film follows the story of Sarahy, a young woman from Honduras who, fearing for her life after being extorted and receiving death threats from organized crime in her country, is forced to flee her home and seek asylum in the U.S.Register for the virtual event here: ... See MoreSee Less
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There is an URGENT need for transportation for the two Afghan families already in Central VT, with more families expected. Transportation needs include medical appointments next week, plus every Friday transportation is needed to 1 pm services at the Burlington mosque. If you can, please apply to be on the transportation volunteer roster, including how many people can fit in your vehicle, and availability. (USCRI has car seats.) Just drop a note to ... See MoreSee Less
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