OFFICE ADDRESS: 570 Broad St, Providence RI 02907 | MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2064, Providence RI 02905 (401) 808-2303



WRC’s vision is for every Congolese refugee family settled in Rhode Island to have their basic needs covered and participate fully in society on an equal basis with non-refugee families.


  • Women’s Refugee Care (WRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing services and support to refugee families from the Great Lakes Region of Africa (Congo, Burundi and Rwanda) – referred to as ECGLC – who reside in Rhode Island.  
  • Based on the belief that strong and informed women and mothers promote healthy and productive families and communities, WRC has a special focus on women, girls and promoting gender equality. 



  • To facilitate the transition for refugees, particularly girls and women, to life in the United States by helping them become self-sufficient and productive members of the American society while maintaining their cultural and ethnic identities.
  • To promote gender equality among the refugee community.
  • To advocate for the needs of refugees in the US.
  • To serve as a resource for agencies and groups to foster a greater understanding of the refugee community in the state of Rhode Island.