REACT was founded following the fall of Kabul when its original two-person team helped house 10 newly arrived Afghan refugees who landed at Dulles Airport. Less than 18 months after volunteers first stepped up to address this humanitarian crisis, REACT has grown to become a key partner of the State Department, serving more than 1,500 refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Haiti, and other countries. Every newcomer to DC is connected with the social services they need families find housing and enroll in school and benefits; jobseekers access individualized employment support and placement; and women gain entrepreneurship skills and education through workshops and social gatherings. A pro-bono asylum clinic, the first of its kind, is staffed with immigration attorneys fluent in multiple languages. For families struggling with the trauma and upheaval that brought them to the US, REACT means a new, self-sufficient life.

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