Reception and Placement Program

The Refugee Reception and Placement Program helps link refugees overseas with local families or friends (called local ties) who are willing to provide help to resettle refugees. Three case workers work with the local ties to let them know when the refugees will arrive, give resettlement grants to newly arrived refugees, provide orientation, and ensure that new refugees find adequate housing. The program resettles approximately 400 refugees a year. The refugees arrive primarily from Iran, Iraq, and Cuba.