About Us

Our vision is to not only meet the basic needs of our new neighbors, but to equip them with the tools to thrive in the Northwest Arkansas community.

“At Canopy, we are doing everything we can to put support systems in place to ensure that refugees, immigrants, and people with additional vulnerabilities can navigate the challenging process of resettlement with as little stress as possible”

-Joanna Krause, Executive Director

Our Story

In 2015, Northwest Arkansas residents united to respond to the global refugee crisis. Finding limited local avenues for resettlement support and motivated by the absence of an active agency in the area, they embarked on a mission to welcome refugees, driven by the belief that their inclusion would enrich and strengthen the community.

This collective effort led to the creation of Canopy, which officially became a refugee resettlement site in October 2016, after partnering with Global Refuge. By December of the same year, Canopy welcomed its first refugee family to NWA.

Learn more about our organization’s history and core values.

What We Do

Our programs, services, initiatives and overall approach have the power to improve lives and give the next generation a future they can be excited about. Learn more about what we do to support our community.

Our Impact

With years of experience under our belts, we’re proud to share the stories, photos and stats that demonstrate the difference we’re able to make in the lives of others.

How You Can Help

We’d love to have you as part of our supporter community and work toward our vision of a better world for all. Explore the various ways to get involved, from volunteering and donating to hosting events or workshops.