Knoxville: (865) 540-1311
| Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911
Knoxville: (865) 540-1311 Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911

Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.

Dignity | Hope | Opportunity

Bridge Refugee Services, Inc.


Bridge Refugee Services Inc. works to help preserve the dignity of our clients, promote their rights within their communities, and help them find peace in their new homeland.


Our clients are given services to promote the hope of a new life and a brighter future, hope that their dreams can come true and their children will prosper.


Bridge Refugees Services Inc. works with the communities of Knoxville and Chattanooga to connect refugees to opportunities to grow and connect to their new homeland.

Bridge Refugee Services has an urgent message for you

A message from the Executive Director of Bridge Refugee Services

Today is World Refugee Day!  We are celebrating the resilience and contributions of refugees that enrich our communities. We are thankful to the Mayors of Knoxville and Chattanooga for signing proclamations about our World Refugee Day observances.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff members, I am extending our gratitude to our amazing volunteers, funders, interns and all of our supporters from Knoxville, Chattanooga, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Farragut as well as other parts of the state and the country.

Our special appreciation goes to Blount County’s Baha’is community for organizing a World Refugee Day celebration today, as well as to the refugee leaders who accepted to participate and share their stories.

We extend our solidarity to refugees who are waiting to be reunited with their family members.

We stand for refugees and hope that America will continue to be the world leader in welcoming and protecting refugees.

You are invited to three free fun events.

  • 06/2000-8.00 pm at Granfalloon 400 E Main Street in Chattanooga
  • 06/2000-8.30 pm at Blount County Public Library 508 N Cusick St. in Maryville
  • 06/2300-9.00 pm at Bridge Refugee Services, Inc. 3839 Buffat Mill Rd in Knoxville


If you are not able to attend and would like to make a contribution, you can make an online donation on our website at  or mail a check to one of our offices.

Drocella Mugorewera,  Executive Director


Our Mission is to provide opportunities for refugees to rebuild their lives, after suffering persecution, so that they become productive, contributing members of the community.

Learning English   |   Employment   |   Community Engagement



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Thank you to our corporate sponsor Pilot Flying J for your generous donation of $50,000!