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
Case Management appointments held in 2019.
individuals who benefited from mental wellness counseling in 2019.
English classes held in 2019.
children and teens who participated in youth cultural orientation
jobs secured for refugees in 2019.
Read Refugee Stories
Hoping for an Airport Reunion: One Refugee Family’s Story
John Green welcomed a Burmese family and filmed their reunion of the husband reuniting with his wife after four years and meeting his four-year-old son for the first time. 
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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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Mohamed’s Story
Mohamed vividly remembers the moment he landed at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York City. It was a cold, crisp winter afternoon in December of 2010. He was nineteen years old. The beautiful landscapes of America that he had so long heard of and imagined were covered by white snow, and three jackets…
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