The goal of Refugee Case Management is to empower refugees toward self-sufficiency and to promote their successful integration into the local community. To achieve these goals, Catholic Charities works with clients to remove the barriers to employment, self-sufficiency and community integration. Services are provided and adapted based on clients’ needs and strengths. We serve refugees, asylees, individuals with Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), victims of trafficking, and Cuban parolees. The primary focus is on health and emergency needs, as well as cultural adjustment. The primary goal of case management relating to health services is to empower refugee clients with resources so that they might begin to understand and access mainstream healthcare systems allowing them to maintain optimal physical and mental health.

Additionally, Refugee Case Management provides the necessary tools for clients to properly acclimate to American life. Cultural adjustment services include parenting and discipline classes, as well as enhanced cultural orientation classes.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must have documentation proving refugee, asylee or victim of trafficking status.
  • Must be 5 years or less from the date of arrival.