Welcome Message

Vive, Inc. is the largest refugee shelter in the United States. At Vive you will meet some of the “bravest people in the world” as they come seeking freedom and safety!

Vive is located in Buffalo, NY, on the border of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. It is this location that has assisted thousands over the last few decades to freedom. Vive’s staff is always looking to make the refugees’ journey one that brings them peace and justice.

May you help us welcome all to the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”


Angela Jordan-Mosely
Executive Director


On March 18, 2012, Ms. Jordan-Mosely gave a presentation entitled “Vive, a Temporary Refuge for Those Yearning to Be Free” at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Amherst, New York.

Presentation: Angela Jordan-Mosely