The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is receiving $1.75 million through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council.
The funding will be used for building acquisitions and renovations at the refugee center’s new location at 201 Bleecker St., Utica. The refugee center will establish a “One World Welcome and Opportunity Center” in downtown Utica, which will allow the center to expand its services and allow partner organizations to create a “one-stop shop” for individuals to access services, according to the center.
“This has been a challenging year in refugee resettlement nationally and we are grateful that our community, our state and our governor support diversity and tolerance, welcome refugees and immigrants, and truly believe that we are stronger together,” said Shelly Callahan, executive director of the Refugee Center, in a news release.
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