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Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM)

KRM has been making Kentucky home for refugees since 1990. As a refugee resettlement agency, KRM works with newcomers who are rebuilding their lives. Refugees arrive from various countries—Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Cuba, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria, among others.

Services include English language training, housing, case management, health and wellness, youth and education, and employment support. In recent years, refugees secured employment in sectors including hospitality, food service, manufacturing, logistics, education, healthcare, and more.

As a partner to employers, KRM can assist with qualified applicant referrals, transporting applicants to interviews, interpretation, onboarding, retention, and cultural competency training. Job-seekers in KRM’s employment program participate in job readiness workshops, career assessments, and resume building. Through grant funding and community support, KRM can provide required work items, such as uniforms or footwear. All employment services empower individuals to rebuild, support their families, and contribute.


Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc.
969B Cherokee Road, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 479-9180

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky

Goodwill Industries provides a variety of workforce preparation and employment services to individuals who need assistance in finding career success. Through our unique Soft Skills Academy, individual career coaching, personalized career path development, and a variety of other services, participants are work-ready for positions in hospitality, food service, manufacturing, health care, and more. Our services are designed to give people the skills and training they need to reach their goals and bring significant change to their lives.


1-844-GWK-WORK (1-844-495-9675)

Morales Group

Founded in 2003, Morales Group, Inc (MGI) is a vibrant and passionate group of people delivering a different kind of staffing agency experience. Headquartered in Indianapolis, with additional offices in Anderson, Columbus, Jeffersonville, and Lafayette Indiana as well as in Louisville, Kentucky, our team has successfully placed more than 50,000 associates in general labor, manufacturing, clerical, and professional positions throughout the Midwest. Morales Group’s success—and the success of our associates and clients—is a direct result of our unwavering focus on our “Why” or purpose, which is to serve. While the growth of our business has always been steady, it wasn’t until we renewed our commitment to truly integrating our core values and mission into every decision and act that we were able to begin realizing our team’s full potential.


Kofi Darku
Manager of Workforce Development Initiatives
5628 West 74 Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278

Wayside Christian Mission

Owned and operated by Wayside Christian Mission, Hotel Louisville, formerly Holiday Inn Downtown, is a fully functioning hotel that also serves as a vocational training facility.

The hotel's story appears on the mission's website

Catholic Charities of Louisville

Catholic Charities of Louisville serves people in need, especially the poor and oppressed. Consistent with the principles of Catholic social teaching, we build bridges of hope, mercy, and justice as we accompany struggling families and individuals to greater self-sufficiency, one relationship at a time.

We work with moms, refugees, those just out of prison, residents in long-term care facilities, residents in West Louisville, farmers, and more.

Specific to employment, several of our programs offer job skills and training. We have a culinary arts program that can prepare students with necessary job skills no matter the career they pursue; a farming program to prepare refugees who want to farm in Kentucky; an interpretation and translation training program for those who speak multiple languages; and general employment assistance through our Migration & Refugee Services program.

Assistance through any of these services can include interview practice, resume help, clothing assistance, and/or direct connection to potential employers.


Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc.
2911 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 637-9786

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