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Minnesota Council Of Churches Mankato Area Refugee Services

Who We Are

Overview

Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) opened an office in Mankato in 2012 to help provide a system of supports for the growing refugee population. Over the past few decades, Mankato has become home to an increasing number of secondary refugees, refugees migrating to Mankato from their initial place of U.S. resettlement, to permanently call Mankato home. MCC Mankato Refugee Services supports local refugees and former refugees residing in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties. MCC's services support family stability and self-sufficiency through four lines of service: community navigation, immigration adjustment, health connections, and community engagement services. 

 

Mission

Welcoming persecuted people from around the world into new lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in Minnesota.

 

 

What We Do

 

The Tapestry Project, a program of our community engagement services, is a gathering of diverse neighbors in the Mankato area to build social connectedness. The project takes place over six Friday mornings from 9:30-noon and is facilitated through small and large group disucssions, mutual learning activities, and sharing of life experiences. 

The project is a collaborative effort co-facilitated by MN Council of Churches (MCC) Mankato Refugee Services, City of Mankato, City of North Mankato, and Mankato Area Public Schools, with additional support provided by LLoyd Management, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation and Blue Earth County.