The Refugee Services Mission
The Office of Refugee Services strives to develop community collaborations that strengthen and guide newcomers as they become welcomed neighbors and valued contributors to the economy.
We ensure access to a wide array of resources by coordinating community-based refugee support services. This model offers co-located services, local case managers and career navigation.
Offered at Adult Learning Centers (ALCs) improve access by being the one-stop-shop for many community-based services. The ALCs are the place where refugees and newcomers begin to build relationships and develop the skills needed to thrive. In addition to the traditional ALC staff, Community Connectors and Career Navigators are co-located at the ALCs to minimize transportation barriers.
Local Case Managers
Provide in-person (Community Connector) services through regional nonprofits. They work with newcomers and refugees to set goals, make connections and achieve success. The state has selected the following regional providers to be Community Connectors:
Leverages Job Service ND's expertise and employment programs to help newcomers and refugees complete skill assessments, access training and secure the best fitted local job opportunity. Career Navigators support clients to secure their first job and propel them towards continued career advancement.
Explore ND Resources for Newcomers!
- Frequently Asked Questions: Ukrainian Resettlement in North Dakota (July 2022)
- Information Sheet: Refugee, Asylee and Related Terms (April 2021)
- Information Sheet: Who provides refugee resettlement and support services in North Dakota (April 2021)
- Medical Evaluations for Refugees: North Dakota Civil Surgeons (December 2022)