Refugee Reception & Placement

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Catholic Charities Refugee Reception and Placement Program received its last arrival in May and the program closed permanently on September 30, 2018.

If you have questions for our program staff prior to closure, please contact us at (651) 647-3100

We were proud to co-write this piece in honor of our many refugee neighbors who have established new roots in our country, seeking ideals embodied by the American Dream.

Star Tribune: “Why we defend — and still foster — the American dream,” (July 4, 2018). Co-authored by leaders of Minnesota refugee resettlement agencies: Bob Oehrig, Executive Director, and Michelle Eberhard, Director of Refugee Arrival Services, Arrive Ministries; Tim Marx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis; Robert Tereba, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota; Jane Graupman, Executive Director, International Institute of Minnesota; Jodi Harpstead, Chief Executive Officer, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; and Rev. Curtiss DeYoung, Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Council of Churches.

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

Other Refugee Resettlement Agencies in Minnesota

International Institute of Minnesota:
(1694 Como Ave, St Paul, MN 55108)
(651) 647-0191

Minnesota Council of Churches:
(122 W Franklin Ave #100, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
(612) 870-3600

Lutheran Social Services:
(2400 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404)
(612) 871-0221

Arrive Ministries:
(515 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423)
(612) 798-4332

Related Links

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

• If your AOR is processed through Africa, email for an update.
• All other AOR questions contact (651) 647-3100 OR contact any of the Resettlement Agencies listed on this page .
• All active AOR cases filed through Catholic Charities will be transferred to another resettlement agency. Please watch for communication directly from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

• Please contact Catholic Charities to request a verification by calling (651) 647-3100 or in person at 1276 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55104

• Please contact Catholic Charities to request information from your file by calling (651) 647-3100 or in person at 1276 University Avenue West St. Paul, MN 55104
• Files are kept on site for seven years. Requests must be in writing.

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