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Who We Are

The Norman Coalition for Refugee Support is an all-volunteer, interfaith, non-profit group of congregations, friends, and partners collaborating to resettle refugees and asylum-seekers (asylees) in Norman. 

Originating at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in 2017, the Coalition now has contributions from many local houses of worship.

      First Christian Church

      First Congregational Church of Norman, UCC

     First Presbyterian Church

      Iglesia Pueblo de Dios

      McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

      St. Michael's Episcopal Church

     St. Stephen's United Methodist Church

      University Lutheran Church and Student Center


Now with eight houses of worship and many individual volunteers, the Coalition remains focused on providing refugees/asylees with “wrap-around” support in resettlement to help them become safe, thriving, and self-sufficient residents of our community. The Coalition regularly works to assist Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City in the reception and placement of refugees, as defined under federal law, who are sponsored by that agency. The Coalition also assists independent refugees and asylum-seekers not associated with Catholic Charities or other organizations. The Coalition operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and has been designated a “Welcoming Organization” by the Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation, and Opportunities network (AMMPARO) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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NCRS's chair, Brent Smith,

accepting the

Norman Human Rights Award

from the Norman City Council,

March 8th 2022

Those who were in attendance

Back row left to right to

Dee Fink, Marles Bradley, Lans Rothfusz and Brent Smith, 

Front row left to right

Saidy Orellana, Jean Cate, Erin Moore, Lillian Dixon

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The mission of Norman Coalition for Refugee Support, Inc. is to provide refugees/asylees with support in resettlement to help them become safe, thriving and self-sufficient residents of the Norman community. 

Organizations who have contributed to the coalition:

*Catholic Charities

*Food and Shelter of Norman

*Islamic Society of Norman

*City of Norman

*Norman Sewing Guild

*Norman Sooner Rotary Club

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