Commonwealth Catholic Charities – Refugee Resettlement Program

Aims to assist and empower refugees by teaching self-sufficiency. Services provided by Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program include employment placement and orientation, English instruction, educational planning, family mentorship, and case management. This organization is seeking volunteers and operates in the Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke areas.

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington – Migration and Refugee Services

One of 104 national affiliates of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Help for newcomers to get on their feet and become self-sufficient. Provides case management in 20 languages. Provide housing (30-120 days), household goods, food, case management, cultural and community orientation, orientation to public transport, loaning cars for job interviews, interpretation at social security services and schools and doctors appointments, referrals to other services, matching with volunteers, employment training, resume building, computer training, legal immigration services. There are also walk in clinics to help (must call ahead for an appointment). Resettlement and placement services available to new arrivals. Employment services available to refugees and asylees living in Northern Virginia up to 5 years after arrival/asylum approval.

In Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Fredericksburg, Manassas.

Also provides resources for employers, volunteers and parishes.

Reestablish Richmond

Provides education, employment, transportation, and community engagement resources/opportunities to refugee families based in Richmond, VA.

Virginia Department of Social Services – Office of Newcomer Services

Helps refugees achieve self-sufficiency and integration.

Responsible for administering Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program. Resources for refugees include social services, settlement services, public benefit and employment programs and their qualifications. Lists service providers throughout the state. Eligible populations: refugees admitted into the US, asylees, Cuban or Hatian entrants admitted into the US, Afghans and Iraqis given special immigrant visas, victims of human trafficking, and children of Asian mothers and American fathers born between 1962 and 1975.

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