About Us

How We Got Started

In 2009, VOR was established by three dedicated individuals who, as refugees and immigrants from the Middle East, found a new home in the U.S. Motivated by their personal experiences, our founders initiated a pioneering initiative – a used furniture distribution program – within the confines of a simple garage.

Since its inception, VOR has been unwavering in its commitment to addressing the comprehensive needs of families. Our multifaceted services serve both relief and development needs and include but are not limited to: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, case management, job mentoring, youth empowerment programs, driver training, and memorable seasonal events.

Who We Serve

Refugee families are one of the most vulnerable yet often overlooked populations within our communities. At Voice of Refugees (VOR), we are dedicated to assisting refugee and asylee families who have been in the United States for 3 years or less. The majority of newly arrived families come from conflict-ridden nations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Ukraine. Our goal is to provide vital support to this underserved population as families walk through crucial transitional phases.

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The Journey of a Refugee

Our Programs

Voice of Refugees offers a variety of services for refugees living in Orange County, CA. Below are just a few of the many services we provide. Click here to view all of our services.

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English ESL Classes

Our ESL classes, led by dedicated instructors with a commitment to refugees, provide a nurturing environment. Classes are offered at no cost, requiring only a $20 book purchase.

Job Coaching

Our dedicated volunteer coaches are here to offer invaluable guidance and support, empowering refugees to excel and flourish in their professional journey.

Driving Training & Practice

For individuals possessing a DMV learner’s permit, but encountering challenges in securing a vehicle or practice partner, they can arrange a practice session on VOR’s driving simulator.