RRISA and RFS Merge to form 'New American Pathways'


New American Pathways, a merger of RRISA (Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta) and RFS (Refugee Family Services), will help refugees from the moment of their arrival in Georgia through their journey to citizenship. 

The North Georgia Conference, along with many individual UMCs, has long had a relationship with RRISA. New American Pathways will continue to be a partner with the Conference Resettlement Committee and work with United Methodist churches.

New American Pathways offers five distinct program areas that focus on jobs, education, cultural integration, individual and female empowerment, and building strong families. All of these programs are enhanced through the service of a 15-member AmeriCorps team and dozens of volunteers.

This unique continuum of services results in better outcomes for refugees of all ages and at all stages of self-sufficiency, and ensures that these new Americans develop and contribute their special skills and talents to strengthening the American workforce and helping Georgia thrive.