Refugee Resettlement Program


Goals of the Refugee Resettlement Program

The goals of this program are to:

  • Promote economic self-sufficiency for refugees entering the state within the shortest time possible
  • Contribute to the effective resettlement of refugees by providing short-term support services, cash, and medical assistance. (Support services include English as a Second Language courses, vocational assessment and training, employment services, medical screening, self-sufficiency services, and case management.)
  • Coordinate the delivery of services to refugees with mainstream agencies

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HHS acts as a pass-through agent for funds and provides oversight for the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and has oversight for the Refugee Medical Assistance Program. A department representative participates in determining grant awards to community service providers (i.e. School English as a second language programs, interpreters, health service providers, etc.)