The Dedham Refugee Resettlement Collaborative

The Dedham Refugee Resettlement Collaborative

First Church of Dedham
670 High Street
Dedham, MA  02026
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church
59 Court Street
Dedham, MA  02026
Saint Susanna Parish
262 Needham Street
Dedham, MA  02026
Allin Congregational Church
683 High Street
Dedham, MA  02026


The above faith communities have joined with our neighbors and friends to provide welcome and support to refugee families who we assist in relocating to their new home and beginning a new life in our country.


What We Do

Working with Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services our goal is to assist with:

  • Collecting monetary donations to provide assistance to the newly arrived family
  • Securing Housing and setting up the apartment/house (painting, furnishing, etc.)
  • Welcoming the family at the airport
  • Helping the family with initial tasks (register children for school, doctors appointments etc.)
  • Organizing special events and outreach activities to promote integration into neighborhood
  • Companionship – introducing the family to the community etc. in a safe manner
  • Helping the family practice English

What Can I Do?

If you are able to assist in any way please let us know and someone from our team will contact you.
For those intetesd in volunteering please complete the following two forms: Volunteer Availability Form, and Catholic Charities Volunteer Form.  Please complete the forms and bring them to to the next meeting.
If you would like to view a recording of the Volunteer Orientation meeting conducted by Phil D'Agati of Catholic Charities, please click here.
If you choose to make a monetary contribution at this time please make your check payable to Saint Susanna Parish and write in the Memo line "Refugee Resettlement Collaborative".


Many folks have volunteered to work on this effort.  We have orgainzed most of the volunteers into teams.  Each team has multiple volunteers assigned.  The list below identifies the coordinator of each team.  The coordinator is simply the central point of contact to coordinate information flow.
Please click here for a complete description of the committees.

Committee Co-Coordinator Co-Coordinator
Education Kathy Hubert — Marie Pace —
Employment Carey Reid — (To Be Determined) —
Eng. Lang. Learning (ELL) Kathy Hubert — Carey Reid —
Finance Dennis Holler — Steve Josoma —
Fundraising Susan Angevin — (To Be Determined) —
Health Marilyn Moonan — (To Be Determined) —
Hospitality Eliot Foulds — Diane French —
Housing Nancy Clemens — Mary Dunlavey —
Publicity Susan Angevin — (To Be Determined) —
Technology Thomas Flatley — Phil Mandeville —
Transportation Phil Mandeville — Howard Ostroff —

The Outreach Committee of St. Paul’s coordinates fundraising and volunteer opportunities so that we might live into the command of our Lord to love others as God has loved us. Our goal is to provide engaging volunteer opportunities for all members of our community, from youth to seniors. Fundraising efforts are targeted toward a range of local charities (the Dedham Youth Commission, Dedham Food Pantry, Society of St. Vincent de Paul), regional (Epiphany School) and international (HOPEH and the Heifer Project) organizations.