Refugee Services Center
The center offers case management and employmnet support services to recent refugees, asylees and victims of human trafficking residing in D.C.
About the Program
The center offers services to individuals and families as they seek to make a new start in the United States. The program helps these families to learn cultural norms about their new community in a safe environment and provides support in finding a job. The Refugee Service Center is a welcoming place to all seeking a new home in our country.
A culturally competent staff also offers refugees referrals for housing and education about navigating the legal system in the United States.
Who We Help
We serve refugees and asylums who live in Washington and survivors of human trafficking who reside in the D.C. metropolitan area.
- Parolees from Cuba and Haiti
- Social immigrant visa holders
- Foreign-born victims of human trafficking
Clients meet privately with a qualified case manager who will provide them with:
- A service plan
- Counseling and guidance
- Referrals to free English-language classes
- Education and professional certification referrals
- Referrals to free or low-cost immigration lawyers
- Information about low-income housing, emergency shelter and transitional homes
Refugee Center professionals and volunteers help clients find jobs by providing:
- Employment orientation and job-readiness training (first two Tuesdays of every Month: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Interview coaching and practice
- Resume, cover letter and application assistance
- Connections with potential employers and access to on-site interviews
- Referrals for free and low-cost job training and professional certification
What To Bring
Clients are welcome as walk-ins or by appointment. On the first visit, refugees and asylees should bring:
- Proof of D.C. residency
- Asylum approval letter or immigration documents
- I-94 card
- Refugee document
- Passport (for special immigrant visa holders)
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Need Help? We Are Here For You
Our services are available to anyone regardless of race, religion, orientation or status. We offer access to food, a warm place to rest and attention to physical and mental needs through eight areas of care:
Each person has the potential to participate in their community.
Access to professional services and mentors allows individuals to thrive.
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