The Off Ramp creates opportunities to thrive for those are displaced or in danger of displacement,
The Off Ramp was founded in 2019 as the non-profit sister of social enterprise Threads by Nomad. The Off Ramp has the goal of creating further opportunities to thrive for those who are displaced or in danger of displacement. Together, Threads by Nomad and The Off Ramp seek to help end the cycle of poverty for these individuals by investing in them and their talents. The Off Ramp is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
what we do
JOB PREPAREDNESS & SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
CRISIS INTERVENTION &
Job preparedness includes, for example, the provision of equipment or training to qualifying individuals who express interest or showcase talent in a specific area of expertise. Soft skills development pertains to social and emotional learning as well as improved communication through cultural and language acquisition.
The Off Ramp provides training and support to qualifying artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who need assistance in growing their businesses and tailoring them for American markets. This is primarily accomplished by the provision of stipends, scholarships, and grants.
Displaced people include immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and victims of human trafficking among others. In support of these displaced persons, we provide direct assistance in crisis intervention, and invest in human trafficking awareness and prevention.
"Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens.
You must love them as yourself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God."
Leviticus 19:34 (Common English Bible)
Minister, registered nurse, and social worker, Nell is the founder and CEO of The Off Ramp. Having lived for over twenty years outside of the United States, she developed both an interest in global design as well as a passion for responding to the plight of displaced persons and addressing human trafficking and its victims.
Threads by Nomad is the social enterprise "sister" of The Off Ramp. Threads by Nomad's mission is to create comfortable, versatile, easy-to-wear clothing that inspires women to fall in love with the beauty of diversity.
Threads by Nomad sources fabric across the globe, employs refugees in the United States, and provides an avenue for micro-enterprise entrepreneurs worldwide to sell their creations.
By donating to The Off Ramp, you will support individuals who are displaced or those who are in danger of being displaced. We accomplish this by providing stipends, scholarships, and grants for qualifying individuals and organizations. We offer programs affecting language and cultural acquisition, provide training and support for qualifying artists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Finally, we provide direct assistance in crisis intervention, and invest in human trafficking awareness and prevention. The Off Ramp is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
get in touch
The Off Ramp is based in Houston, Texas.