Helping Refugees in Lexington MA and Neighboring Towns
LexRAP is a group of concerned people from Lexington and surrounding communities calling itself the Lexington Refugee Assistance Program or “LexRAP.” Our focus is to make Lexington a welcoming place for refugees and to help them directly.
LexRAP is a Lexington-based 501C non-profit organization helping refugees to settle in the United States and to become productive and well-adjusted members of the community. The mission of LexRAP is to support and to assist refugees and asylum seekers into American society. This assistance includes a support network for housing, food, clothing, transportation, health care, education (especially English), employment, and socialization. Beneficiaries of this assistance must have received (or be legally seeking) permission to live in the U.S., either temporarily or permanently.
Tax-exempt donations support LexRAP
initiatives. Online donations will be processed by PayPal.
Sustaining Monthly Donation
One time Donation
Please mail checks made out to "LexRAP" to:
PO Box 244
Lexington, MA 02420
An Interview with Mustafa Abo-Tabik
Mustafa Abo-Tabik lives in Lexington with his brother, sister-in-law and young neice. When the Covid lock down started, he reached out helping hands and offered his services as a food shopper for folks before all the stores started expanded delivery. He is now enrolled at Minutemen Tech in a mechanic training program and working at the Toyota dealership in Lexington. Click here to read the interview of Mustafa.
How do refugees get to the U.S and what is LexRAP doing to help with their resettlement?
LexRAP currently focuses on 3 areas: Hosting Asylum Seekers, Hosting Unaccompanied Minors, and Assisting Refugees who, for any number of reasons, are having difficulties navigating the challenging terrain of adapting to life in the US.
While some may be able to make the bigger commitment of hosting, other volunteers are ready and willing to support their efforts. In addition, we keep a list of agencies working with refuges and asylum seekers – many of these agencies will welcome volunteer help.
We are currently seeking volunteers to assist in any way possible, with either major or modest time commitments. All assistance is welcome. Complete our volunteer intake form here.
Who We Are
Marianne Boswell, President & Founder
Don Detweiler, Vice President
Ingrid Klimoff, Secretary
Laura Tandara, Treasurer