RISSE expands services for refugees
In the year 2021-2022 the Capital Region welcomed 650 newly resettled refugees and immigrants. Daniel Butterworth, executive director of Refugee & Immigrant Support Services of Emmaus (RISSE), notes that this number is 50% higher than the largest annual count in the last 20 years. He explains how RISSE has expanded staff, increased services, and even added two satellite locations in response to the demand. Hear how RISSE collaborates with the U.S. Committee on Refugees & Immigrants (USCRI), Hudson Valley Community College, HVCC’s Educational Opportunity Center, Albany School’s International Center, and numerous volunteers. Produced by Brea Barthel for Hudson Mohawk Magazine.