Background

Collateral Repair Project (CRP) was started in 2006 by two American women who wanted to establish an organization that allowed for a direct connection between citizens of coalition countries and innocent Iraqis who suffered from the consequences of war.

They set up Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan, where many refugees were relocating. Much of CRP’s early work was charity related, but as the organization grew it ran numerous programs focusing on community-building, education, and emergency aid. Activities have greatly expanded over the years and CRP now serves Jordanians as well as Iraqis, Syrians, and other nationals fleeing violence in their home countries.

Our community center fosters community and dignity in refugee neighborhoods, as well as ensuring that basic food and housing needs are met. CRP provides emergency assistance to hundreds of families through in-kind aid, information and referral services, and a monthly food voucher program that provides eligible households with coupons to purchase fresh produce and groceries. CRP’s Family Resource and Community Center offers many activities and learning opportunities to allow refugees to begin to rebuild the communities they lost after fleeing their home countries.

CRP’s strengths include a wealth of knowledge about the refugee community in East Amman and strong relationships with the beneficiaries we serve. The community center is a place where many refugees, prohibited by Jordanian law from working, spend their days. Because of this, CRP has cultivated strong grassroots support from beneficiaries, many of whom go on to become volunteers, helping to assist their neighbors to access programs and services.

CRP is located in Hashemi Shamali in East Amman. It is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United States of America, and registered as an international organization with the Ministry of Social Development in Jordan.

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