Refugee Assistance

Organization: DC Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) serves to transition District of Columbia Refugees from dependency on public assistance to self-sufficiency.

ORR provides employment services, services to victims of human trafficking, refugee cash, medical assistance, repatriation services and oversees the Refugee Unaccompanied Minors Program. These services are provided in collaboration with a network of service providers to ensure that the necessary support and assistance is given to refugees.
Service Eligibility: Refugees
Application: Eligible population will be referred by a third party: Immigration office, voluntary Agency Attorney offices etc. to Catholic Charities Refugee Center (CRCS) for services. After eligibility is determined by CRCS and the case is approved by DC-Office of Refugee Resettlement, CRSC will refer the case for Refugee Health Screening and for Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance with Work Authorization. CRSC will maintain the case for Employment and Case Management Services.