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

September 1, 2021 Update:

Right now, Exodus is receiving a high volume of calls and emails about the evacuation in Afghanistan, and how we can help Afghan refugees who may be resettled here in Central Indiana.

While Exodus is preparing to welcome refugees to our community, our work will happen as the “next step” after refugees are processed at military bases throughout the country, including Camp Atterbury.  To donate directly to Camp Atterbury, contact the National Guard at 317-247-3559 or reach out to Team Rubicon.  

If you are interested in volunteering with Exodus, please visit our volunteer page at and complete a volunteer application!  You can also help us by donating household items to Exodus. For a full list of items that we can accept, please visit the household donations page.

If you have another question, please have patience as we work to respond to your emails and phone calls!  We are returning all messages as quickly as possible.

Our Impact
Basic Needs
Health
Language
Culture
Employment
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939
clients were provided with services in 2020.
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111
individuals who benefited from mental wellness counseling in 2020.
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119
new clients in English classes.
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230
youth received school supplies in 2020.
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161
jobs secured for refugees in 2020.
Read Refugee Stories
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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Exodus Updates Regarding COVID-19
Dear Friends of Exodus, As the world responds to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Exodus is committed to serving the most vulnerable—while also doing what we can to help slow the spread of the virus. As of Monday, March 16 our office will be closed to all walk-ins and guests. All English classes, trainings, and community…
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C-CERF Awarded to Exodus Refugee
April 7, 2020 Exodus is excited to announce that we have been selected as one of the recipients for the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. We have been awarded a $100,000 grant to continue our important work of serving refugees and asylees. The funds received from the CERF-C will allow Exodus the flexibility…
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