Who we are

Refugee Assistance Partners of New Jersey is a 501 (c) (3) public charity (ID # 82-1634333). 

We are an interfaith partnership of communities and non-affiliated individuals concerned for the plight of refugees who have been resettled in and around Union County, New Jersey. Our mission is to help them find self-sufficiency while safe-guarding their dignity and uniqueness.

Since our founding in 2015, we have:

  • helped over 150 refugees from the Middle East and Africa;

  • assisted individuals and families - from elders to newborns - maintain housing, adjust to school, learn English and other life skills, secure employment, and more;

  • worked to dispel unfounded fear and distrust of refugees by distributing accurate information, holding public events, and sharing our experiences.

Our Board

President:  Jill Segulin

Co-Vice Presidents:  Anne Goetz and Cantor Darcie Sharlein

Treasurer: Diana Lekhtman 

Secretary:  John Otchy

Refugee Assistance Partners of New Jersey
PO Box 736
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

Proud recipient of the Union County Human Rights Commission "Unity Achievement Award, 2018"

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