Category: Press Releases



MVRCR to Provide Cultural Competency Training for the Utica Police Department

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) is pleased to announce that funding received from the M&T/Partner’s Trust Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. will support cultural competency training in April of 2019 for the Utica Police Department.

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MVRCR Receives Funding for New Agency Van

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) has received funding to purchase a new agency van. The van is a vital component of the agency’s ability to serve clients and is used on a daily basis to transport individuals and families for a variety of services.

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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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WRD 2018 Press Release

World Refugee Day 2018 Celebration"I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present."-Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General of the United Nations 

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MVRCR Job Fair

UTICA, NY -- The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees will host a community Job Fair on Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 at MVRCR’s new location at 201 Bleecker Street Utica,...

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MVRCR Will Do Your Taxes For Free


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Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees Receives State Funding


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201 Bleecker StreetUtica, NY 13501

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2017 UNSPOKEN Press Release

Please join MVRCR for their 7th annual UNSPOKEN Human Rights Festival happening October 19-20.

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World Refugee Day 2017!

Who doesn’t love family friendly activities?!

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