Moving to another country is not easy. While for some the move is planned and wanted, many leave because their home countries have become unsafe. Where can they get legal help? How can they pay their rent and utilities when things get hard? If they need food and baby supplies, where can they go to get help? How can they access transportation to get to resources? CRCKY is an all volunteer staffed nonprofit that helps clients answer these questions, offers direct assistance in some cases, and connects them with other agencies whenever possible. We are our community's response to immigrants and our message is: we are here to help.
The Community Response Coalition of Kentucky Inc. (CRCKY) is a diverse interfaith and secular group from Kentucky working together to help provide community support to families negatively impacted by immigration issues. Our members include Catholics, Episcopalians, Jews, Presbyterians, and atheists. We routinely partner with local service organizations dedicated to helping immigrants and larger organizations such as Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, Temple Adath Israel, The Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass, Neighbors Immigration Clinic, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU Kentucky. The strength of our union lies in the diversity of its members.
We are 100% staffed by volunteers. Our volunteers deeply believe in the importance of supporting others in our community who have been affected by immigration issues, through no fault of their own. We are all united in our desire to support our neighbors as they are working to stay in the United States. Not having to pay staff also means that almost 100% of donations made to the CRCKY go to help our immigrant neighbors. We are proud of this and enjoy working with each other and different organizations to help our friends and neighbors.
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We all share a similar value: we want to help our immigrant friends and neighbors. We believe having a thriving community means having a place where immigrants know they are valued and have neighbors wh value their disparate life experiences.
In 2021, 97% of money donated to the Community Response Coalition of Kentucky wants toward helping clients. As a Kentucky nonprofit tax-exempt organization outlined in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 84-2433939), every donation counts and we rely on the generosity of donors such as yourself to fund all our programs.