Champlain Valley and Adirondack High Peaks from Lake Champlain

Champlain Valley and Adirondack High Peaks from Lake Champlain

adirondack friends of refugees and immigrants

Who Are We?

We are a group of activists in Elizabethtown, Essex, Keene and Keene Valley, Lewis, Westport, and Willsboro, New York, committed to doing what we can to address the current world-wide refugee crisis.


Formed in 2016 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, Adirondack Friends of Refugees and Immigrants is a group of committed people who are exploring ways of supporting refugees and immigrants in New York State’s North Country and elsewhere.  To this end, we seek to witness, educate, advocate, and assist.

More information

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How You Can Help - we can use your passion, talents, efforts, and donations!  You can - volunteer, donate, and share your ideas/suggestions.  Click here.

Current Initiatives - includes initiatives such as "Bicycles For Refugees", our meetings, guest speakers, presentations and sponsorship with partners in Germany.   Click here.

Education and Advocacy - local letters to the editor, article on Islamophobia, immigrant and refugee issues, the Adirondack History Museum's current immigration exhibit, ICAN program (McGill University), Muslim Journeys book discussion series, lobbying, helpful contacts and articles, and current legislation.  Click here.

Resources - Click here.

More Information - Contact a committee member, post a message, calendar of upcoming events.  Click here