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.
NCRS's chair, Brent Smith,
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
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:
*Food and Shelter of Norman
*Islamic Society of Norman
*City of Norman
*Norman Sewing Guild
*Norman Sooner Rotary Club