Reception and Placement Program

Through our LIFE division, IILA helps link refugees overseas with local families or friends (called local ties) who are willing to provide help to resettle refugees. Our Case Managers 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 employment and adequate housing. The program resettles approximately 400 refugees a year. The refugees arrive primarily from Iran, Iraq and Cuba.