Burma Refugee Families & Newcomers (BRFN) is a 501(c)(3) ethnic community-based organization (ECBO) initially established to assist refugees of all ethnic groups from Burma resettling in the wider San Francisco Bay Area. BRFN was founded by a group of refugees, asylees and immigrants from Burma who saw the need for culturally and linguistically competent services for newly arrived refugees, or "newcomers". Our Board of Directors are active community leaders and our bilingual, bicultural staff are from the communities we serve. We have expanded over the years and now support communities from other countries as well, such as Afghanistan Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guatamela, and more. Read our Mission Statement and our History or contact us for support.
BRFN's main program is the Social Adjustment/Integration Program. In all our programs, we work collaboratively with other community-based organizations for coordinated care to address the multiple complexities that our newcomer communities face.