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 2017.
hours of individual and family counseling performed in 2017.
English classes held in 2017.
individuals trained to ride IndyGo in 2017.
jobs secured for refugees in 2017.
Read Refugee Stories
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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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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Our Missing Refugee Neighbors
A letter from our Executive Director Cole Varga regarding the latest Executive Order. On January 30th of this year, one of our Syrian refugee families was anticipating the arrival of their relatives here in Indianapolis through the refugee program. These relatives in Jordan were packing their belongings and saying their goodbyes. However, with the signing…
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