Refugee Reception & Placement

New American Services

Case management services for newly arrived refugees coming through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops USCCB with reunification assistance.

Other services include help with finding safe, sanitary, affordable housing, cultural orientation classes & home visits, budgeting & financial management: paying bills, opening bank accounts, etc., providing basic household goods, food or food allowance, necessary clothing, apply for social security cards, ensure receipt of all documents, apply for eligible public assistance programs, help register children in school & help adults register for ESL classes, refugee health screenings, health orientations, follow-up on serious health issues, assistance to minor children considered Attached Refugee Minors, employment service linkage: transportation to meet with job counselors

The Reception and Placement program reunites refugees with their families and provides intensive short-term case management services.

The Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program supports single adults or childless couple refugees or asylees who arrive in Minnesota through our Reception & Placement Program. Secondary migrants from another state within their eight month eligibility period are also eligible.

Fax: (651) 641-1005

Seton Services Building
1276 University Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55104

Additional information

Catholic Charities provides RCA-eligible clients with employment referrals, connections to refugee employment services providers, assistance in getting food support or other public benefits, and cash assistance for their first eight months in the United States. Participants meet monthly with a case worker to receive assistance and support in their transition to self-sufficiency in their new community.

Refugees are resettled in the United States by invitation from the US Department of State and are assisted with services for their first 90 days in the country.

Related Links

UNCHR website
USCCB- Migration & Refugee Services
Office of Refugee Resettlement
U.S. Committee for Refugees
MN Dept of Health: Refugee Health