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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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1,019
Case Management appointments held in 2018.
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560
hours of individual and family counseling performed in 2018.
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193
English classes held in 2018.
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80
individuals trained to ride IndyGo in 2018.
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195
jobs secured for refugees in 2018.
Read Refugee Stories
One Year Later: A Syrian Family’s Life in Indy
A year ago, Syrian refugees Shereen and Fathi carried fear in their hearts and their nine-year old son Jowan in their arms. Today, the family is safe in their Indianapolis home, Jowan has access to medical care, including a wheelchair, and the only thing they carry is freedom. “The independence and safety I’ve seen here,…
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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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Youth 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. Now in its third year, our Youth Mentor…
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