Refugee Services Programs

Refugee Services Programs

Refugees, having suffered great loss, including  their homes, livelihoods, possessions, and often times families, need assistance starting over in a new country.  Their initial and ongoing needs are many: food, clothing, shelter, employment, English language training, and orientation to a new community and culture.  Catholic Charities offers a comprehensive array of programs designed to meet the complex needs or our refugee clients. 

Reception and Placement
  • Airport reception
  • Initial housing, financial, and transportation assistance
  • Enrollment in relevant public assistance
  • Employment services
  • English language training
  • K-12 school enrollment
  • Coordination of medical screening, primary care, and medical treatment (if needed)
  • Cultural orientation
Case Management
  • Coordination of social services
  • Community referrals
  • Basic needs assistance
Employment Services
  • Job readiness
  • Job development
  • Job placement and maintenance
Health Services
  • Medical case management
  • Health literacy (COVID-19 response)
Vocational and English Language Training
  • English language training
  • Adult education
  • Behind the wheel driver’s education
Youth and Family Services
  • Transitional age (15-24) youth mentoring
  • K-8 youth mentoring (Newman Center MARK partnership program)
  • K-12 school enrollment
  • Supplemental child care assistance

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