The International Center of Bowling Green (WKRMAA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 whose mission is to resettle and fill the needs of international refugees and immigrants in Kentucky. WKRMAA helps assimilate its refugees by guiding them through a world of processes that they could not do alone. Each family gets placed into housing and receives help getting social security cards, food stamps, medical checkups, employment, English classes, school enrollment, second-hand clothing, and grocery shopping. and enrollment in English classes.
WKRMAA address the needs of refugees and immigrants in their assimilation to community life by providing employment, educational, housing, and other social services. However, The Office of Refugees and Resettlement provides the funding base for the International Center’s services. To receive ORR funding, the International Center must acquire substantial donations of cash, goods, and volunteer services from the local community.
Immigration Services Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals:
Replacement of lost documents
Finance applications / banking
Travel documents /
Immigration approved photos
Employment coaches assist in locating job opportunities that conform to a new arrival’s abilities.
Counselors and translators help clients understand their jobs
Follow-up services with clients and employers
Helping clients to acquire relevant information / knowledge and understand different cultures through the use of citizenship classes, cultural orientation economic literacy and classes in English as a second language.
Improving client’s situations in various issues such as health, employment, housing, banking, and access to every-day living.
Other Social Services
Interpreting and Translation
Clothing Closet and Food Bank
Preferred Communities / Cross-Cultural Training
Healthy Relationships Support Groups
• Our staff
• Board of directors