About Us

Empowering Refugees Every Day

ECDC is a National Voluntary Agency, authorized by the U.S. Department of State, to resettle refugees. We work locally, regionally and nationally.

ECDC has developed and provided programs and services that respond to the needs of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds while focusing on the African newcomer community, giving them hope for their future, and helping them become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.

Our branch offices in Arlington, Virginia, Denver, Colorado, Silver Spring, Maryland and Las Vegas, Nevada all offer educational, skills building, as well as an array of social service programs that help newcomers become self-sufficient, contributing members of their new homeland. Our Denver, Silver Spring and Las Vegas offices also resettle refugees.

ECDC works closely with both the private and public sectors, and we have a broad base of financial support derived from corporations, foundations, individual contributions, in-kind donations, religious institutions, and contracts and grants from federal, state, and local government agencies. ECDC is a member of InterAction and the Refugee Council USA.