Category: MVRCR News



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MVRCR Recieves $4,300 Donation From The Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is pleased to announce that $4,300 has been received from the Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties to support yoga classes for refugee and immigrant women intended to improve physical and mental health, as well as connect them to other women with shared experiences.

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Local Couple Present MVRCR With Generous $10,000 Donation

It’s been a challenging year in so many ways at MVRCR, but this holiday season we wish to share a special story, and focus on gratitude for our extraordinary community. Ken and Jean (Kyong Suk) Puchalski of Rome have recently contributed $10,000 to the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees in Utica.

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Support MVRCR this #GivingTuesday by Contributing to Our #NYGivesDay Campaign

Save the date! MVRCR needs you on Tuesday, November 27th for #NYGivesDay. Support us this #GivingTuesday by donating to our NYGives Day campaign

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2018 UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival Events Announced: Features Veteran Kristin Beck

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees invites the public to the 8th annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival Thursday, October 11th & Friday, October 12th, 2018. Thursday, October 11th will feature a Provider Training – Resiliency: Treating Trauma in Youth and Veterans at Delta Hotels by Marriott Utica from 8:00am-12:00pm. Tickets are $20 per participant. On Friday, October 12th, there will be a Festival Reception that will be held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Sculpture Court beginning at 4:30pm. At 6:00pm in the MWPAI Auditorium, there will talk given by Kristin Beck, who is a retired United States Navy SEAL who gained public attention in 2013 when she came out as a trans woman, the first openly transgender former U.S. Navy SEAL. Beck has received multiple military awards and decorations, including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Following the presentation, the film “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story” will be shown in the MWPAI Auditorium. Tickets are $50 per attendee for the reception, which includes hors d'oeuvres and beer/wine/soda, as well as admittance to the presentation by Kristin Beck and feature film. 


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MVRCR Resettlement Program Assists with Lautenberg Resettlement Applications


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#whyiamhere Refugee Stories - a Collaboration with Utica College

MVRCR is excited to collaborate with students from Utica College’s Multimedia Web Design class who have launched a five-week campaign consisting of captivating stories from 13 refugees.

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Thank you to UPD!

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees moved to 201 Bleecker Street, Utica on October 1, 2017.

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MVRCR Receives Funding for Health Access Program from United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is pleased to announce that they have received funding United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area to support the agency’s Health...

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MVRCR Receives Grant to Fund Technology Project

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has received a grant of $71,163 from The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida to allow the agency to improve the security and...

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MVRCR Chosen to Receive 2017 CNY Community Arts Grant

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is happy to announce that it has been chosen to receive a 2017 CNY Decentralization (DEC) Community Arts Grant in the amount of...

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