Colorado African Organization (CAO) is a nonprofit organization that exists to support Colorado’s refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking populations in their pursuit of integration, self-sufficiency and freedom.
CAO provides programs to support individuals and families in becoming self-sufficient after initial resettlement or arrival.
Following resettlement, CAO provides opportunities for local integration by building, supporting and strengthening our refugee communities through community organizing and organizational development.
CAO builds the capacity of our community partners to understand and deliver services in a culturally relevant manner.
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a person who is outside of the United States and unable to return to their country of nationality on account of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion
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a person who is inside the United States, or at a United States port of entry, and unable to return to their country of nationality on account of a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion
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a person who was born in another country, but has lawfully become a citizen of the United States under the U.S. Constitution and laws, after first having five years of permanent residency in the United States
- SHER, BHUTAN
- KAPAW, BURMA
- GEORGETTE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Colorado African Organization (CAO) is a local home for an international community. We work with partners to support refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants on their paths toward self-sufficiency, integration, and freedom. At CAO, our approach to client engagement and service delivery is unique in the breadth of support it offers. Within the greater landscape of lay health workers that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, our model combines community engagement with holistic case management to support successful integration over time.