How We Help
Refugees are individuals and families who have been forced to flee their countries because of fear of persecution for their race, ethnicity, religion, political beliefs or membership in a particular social group. The United States Refugee Admissions Program provides protection and eases suffering for the most vulnerable refugees by offering them safe haven through permanent resettlement. Refugee resettlement is an important humanitarian response. Resettlement is a critical tool for foreign policy, it strengthens our economy and it enriches our society. Services provided to refugees include:
- Support for basic needs, including housing and healthcare
- Employment assistance
- Referrals to schools and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
- Community orientation
Learn more about the refugee experience.