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Refugees are individuals who are unable to return to their country of origin because of persecution or well-founded fear of persecution on the account of race, religion, and nationality, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, or displacement due to climate change.

 The refugee program offers multiple services:

  • Conducting family self-sufficiency plans/individual employment plans
  • Training in ESL and VESL four days a week
  • Weekly employment workshop training
  • Being the go-to resource center
  • Employment services, job counseling, job search assistance and employment support and retention
  • Case management, home visits and identification of employment and social barriers
  • Family mentoring
  • Low-income program support services
  • Elderly refugee services (non-employment) with ESL training, citizenship training, naturalization application assistance, and referrals for transportation and support services