Government Agencies

These government resources are focused on resettlement and new arrival resources. A variety of resources are provided but most focus on integration and self-sufficiency.


Virginia Department of Social Services – Refugee Resettlement

The goal of Virginia’s Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families gain economic self-sufficiency and social integration into their communities. Website details benefits and social services available around the state of Virginia. http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/ons/

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Michigan DHHS Refugee Assistance Program

Provides cash assistance to eligible refugees and asylees. Eligibility requirements are listed. Partners with other organizations to provide job, education, and health services and aid to elderly people and unaccompanied minors. http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_5526-15492–,00.html

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DC Office of Refugee Resettlement

The website lists eligibility requirements, which include possession of a qualifying I-94 by certain refugees, parolees, Cuban/Haitian entrants, and asylees. Qualifying unaccompanied minors enter the program by referral from the Lutheran Immigrant and Refugee Service (LIRS). Eligible adult clients and families receive referrals by third parties, such as attorneys. The factsheet covers the basics of …

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Arizona Department of Health Services Refugee Health Program

Provides information about the American healthcare system to refugees and health information translated into many languages. Also has resources, statistics, and funding opportunities for case managers, physicians, and others who attend to refugees’ healthcare needs. Project of Arizona Dept. of Health Services. http://azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/disease-integration-services/refugee-health/index.php

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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 Haitian entrants admitted into the US, Afghans and Iraqis given …

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Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance

Part of the Washington State DSHS.  Their goal is to see refugee and immigrant families and individuals thrive in Washington State. Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance

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CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children: Tool Kit

An increasing number of refugee children develop elevated blood lead levels after entering the United States. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in conjunction with the Office of Refugee Resettlement developed this tool kit. Included are modules for refugee resettlement workers and medical providers, along with resources …

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