In late September, Canopy Northwest Arkansas, a new faith-based global refugee resettlement center in Fayetteville, received final approval from the U.S. State Department to move forward with its essential mission — to accommodate as many as 100 refugees a year.
Canopy’s resettlement Director Emily Crane Linn, who is headquartered at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, says she was euphoric.
Emily Crane Linn is Canopy’s resettlement director
“It’s real,” she says. “We’ve been approved. There’s no more provisional, no more waiting. It’s happening.”