Meet Our Partners

For refugees to go from knowing no one and having no resources to becoming vital members of the community, a variety of stakeholders must be involved. The Tennessee Office for Refugees recognizes the importance of community involvement in refugee resettlement. We aim to support refugee resettlement by partnering with the community to provide information and resources while facilitating the growth of valuable networks.

Partner Resettlement Agencies

We partner with four resettlement agencies – one in Memphis, two in Nashville, and one with offices in Knoxville and Chattanooga. Potential clients may contact their local affiliate for assistance in enrolling in one of the programs we offer.

Bridge Refugee Services
4791/A Hal Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 954-1911

Bridge Refugee Services
4420 Whittle Springs Road
Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 540-1311

World Relief
5340 Quince Road
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 341-0220

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Nashville
Refugee Services
2806 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 259-3567

Nashville International Center for Empowerment
417 Welshwood Drive, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 315-9681

3354 Perimeter Hill Drive,
Suite 118
Nashville, TN 37211
(404) 875-0201

Partner Clinics

We partner with three clinics – one in Memphis, one in Nashville, and one with clinics in Chattanooga and Knoxville. Partner clinics provide medical screenings, vaccinations, and referral services to all newly arrived refugees.

Chattanooga and Knoxville
Cherokee Health Systems
(865) 934-6734

Christ Community Health Services
(901) 842-3160

Siloam Health
(615) 298-5406

Connectus Health
(615) 292-9770

Partner in English Language Instruction

Tennessee Language Center
220 French Landing Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 741-7579

Our Board

2022 – 2023 Board Members

Deanna Dibin, Chair – Tax Partner, CPA, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Renee DrakeDirector of Wholesale Banking, First Horizon Bank

Rev. Fr. Theophilus EbuluemePastor, Holy Name Catholic Church

Dr. Mary HeldAssistant Dean of Nashville Campus, UTK, College of Social Work

Fr. Mark HuntChaplain, Mary Queen of Angels

Mark LenihanAttorney, Sims/Funk

Leo SilvaFinancial Solutions Advisor/Assistant Vice President, Merrill, A Bank of America Company