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Refugee Services Referral Information

Catholic Charities provides services to individuals and families with qualifying statuses through federal- and state-funded programs. Below is a list of programs currently provided and which populations are eligible to receive services.

Reception & Placement Services (R&P)
Only Refugee and SIV statuses are eligible for this program.

The R&P Program focuses on initial resettlement, including airport welcome, case management, housing and furnishing support, food assistance, school enrollment, cultural orientation, and applications/referrals to relevant services through DHS, IRCO, and MCC.

  • Client must have refugee or SIV status officially granted, with documentation present.
  • Client must not have received resettlement services from another resettlement agency.
  • Client must have entered the US within the last 30 days.
  • Services are rendered for up to 90 days after the date of US arrival.

Refugee Family Services and Connections (RFSC)

The RFSC Program works closely with Oregon’s Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide case management services to assist refugees and those under other qualifying statuses to access public benefits, navigate healthcare, connect to housing resources, and move towards self-sufficiency.

  • Client must have documentation present confirming their status (Refugee, Asylee or SIV) and must have been in the US for less than 60 months (5 years).
  • If the client is a victim of trafficking, he/she/they must have received their stamped certification from HHS (Health and Human Services) and must have been in the US for less than 60 months (5 years).
  • Clients may access services for up to one year as long as the individual or family is still within 5 years of their US Arrival date.

Match Grant Program (MG)

The MG Program is an employment services program that works with recently arrived/approved clients to quickly find jobs and access English language classes to work towards becoming self-sufficient.

  • Client must have refugee, asylee, TVAP or SIV status officially granted, with documentation present.
  • Client must have entered the US, or received their qualifying status, within the last 30-90 days (depending on status), and cannot be receiving similar services from another provider.
  • Services can be rendered for up to six months.

Preferred Communities (PC)

The PC Program focuses on working with vulnerable refugee populations, to help them adjust to the US and work towards self-sufficiency.  Services are provided through one-on-one intensive case management and through culturally specific support groups.

  • Client must have documentation present confirming their status (Refugee, Asylee or SIV) and must have been in the US for less than 60 months (5 years).
  • Client must be an individual who has been identified as vulnerable or at-risk in regards to their self-sufficiency and/or adjustment to the US.
  • Services can be rendered up to 1 year, as long as the individual or family is still within 5 years of their US Arrival date.

Trafficking Victim Services (TVAP)

TVAP provides victims of trafficking with case management services, including resource connections, temporary financial assistance, and referrals to other services as needed.

  • Client must be foreign born, living in the US, and identify as a victim of trafficking seeking their T-Visa.
  • If they have received their stamped certification from HHS, the date must be less than 1 year ago.
  • Services can be accessed up to one year.

How do I refer someone in need to Catholic Charities?

Click here to send an e-mail to our refugee team, and please include the following information:

  • Client contact information (name, phone number, e-mail, and county of current residence)
  • Client’s preferred language
  • Refugee case number if applicable / known
  • Current status (refugee, SIV, asylee, victim of trafficking, etc.)
  • How long client has been in the US?
  • From which program do they seek services (R&P, ECM, MG, PC, TVAP)?

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