JVS works collaboratively with refugees and other ORR populations to access community resources, activities and services which support integration into our local Kansas City community.
“I am studying to become a computer scientist and I hope to repay JVS one day when I reach my goals.” -Ali, Afghani Refugee
For additional information,
Resettlement Services Manager
Refugee Support Services
Refugee Support Services work with refugees and other ORR populations to gain economic independence by addressing barriers to obtaining or maintaining employment. Case management services may include:
Benefits enrollment (food, cash assistance, health insurance)
Referrals to English language instruction
Interpretation and translation
Navigation of child care and educational resources
Citizenship and naturalization services
MO-RTAC services work with state partners to provide case management and job club training opportunities for Office of Refugee Resettlement eligible families who are eligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Support Services for Refugees 60+
Services ensure that older refugees have access to activities, services, and resources that support overall physical and emotional health, help integration into new communities, and support independent living. Services may include: