Communities thrive on compassion.

Exodus has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylees from many countries, cultures, languages, faiths, and political opinions. We began in 1981 with the mission to serve the legal needs of immigrants and Cuban refugees, who had arrived as part of the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Since that time, Exodus has helped thousands of refugees establish their lives in Indiana.

About Exodus

Our Impact
Basic Needs
Health
Language
Culture
Employment
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1,539
Case Management appointments held in 2019.
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111
individuals who benefited from mental wellness counseling in 2019.
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188
English classes held in 2019.
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105
children and teens who participated in youth cultural orientation
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264
jobs secured for refugees in 2019.
Read Refugee Stories
Mentor Program Empowers Teens
Refugee youth are in a unique position within their family. They often adapt more quickly than their parents to the culture and language of their new country. Yet, they are still kids in need of support and guidance as they navigate the challenges of the teenage years. Our Youth Mentor program pairs refugee teens with…
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Mohammed’s Story
Mohammed Alhamwi never thought he would have to flee his home. His family ran a prosperous business making purses in Damascus, Syria, and he was a typical 18-year-old. He had a job, a car, and a plan to earn a certificate in technology and open his own cell phone business. All of that was upended…
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Staff Adapt Services to Meet Urgent Needs
The way we deliver services during the COVID-19 health crisis may look different, but our┬ácommitment to the refugee community remains the same. With Governor Holcomb’s recent order to shelter in place, Exodus staff have transitioned to working remotely via phone, text, email, video chat, and other tools. Our office will remain closed to the public…
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