We are a group of Northwest Arkansas residents who want to see our region become a center for refugee resettlement, where refugees are welcomed and provided with all they need to build a new life.
We believe that Northwest Arkansas, with its diverse community, rapid economic growth, and excellent educational institutions, is an ideal location for refugees seeking to build a new life. We are inviting our community to recognize our shared humanity by showing compassion and care for those seeking refuge in Northwest Arkansas. We seek to engage our community by connecting organizations, businesses, congregations, and individuals to refugees in need of assistance.
“To be home is to be happy in the place where you are.” Abwe Abedi.
Thanks to a community that believes in refugee resettlement, that home for Abwe, his family, and others is now here in Northwest Arkansas.
Canopy NWA's Work
Resettlement Assistance Support
Education & Job Training
As a resettlement center, it is up to Canopy to provide them with everything they need to build a new life. They need a place to live, schools for their kids, language classes, doctors, lawyers, counselors, and babysitters.
Canopy will help refugees learn English, put together a resume, evaluate their degree, and prepare for the American workforce. Canopy will also provide training on the interview process as well as key cultural features of the American work ethic.
Community is the foundation of what makes a place to live a home. Without a strong sense of connection to the world around them, refugees cannot build a new life here.