Is there a Refugee placement office in your town? Updated list available
Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 23, 2017
We had for years been able to visit the list maintained by the US State Department Bureau of Populations, Refugees and Migration of “affiliate” offices. These are the subcontractors’ offices in hundreds of US cities. When the website Wrapsnet was recently remodeled, I couldn’t find the list at first. Just now I looked again and it is back (it may have been there the whole time!).
The list is somewhat updated. For instance it includes the newly opened offices in Rutland, VT, Fayetteville, AR, and Ithaca, NY, but I don’t see the new USCRI office in Reno, NV.
You would think that if they were updating they might put Nebraska in the proper alphabetical order. LOL! So if Nebraskans are looking for the offices in your state, don’t get excited when at first you can’t find Nebraska! They have Nebraska after North Dakota.
Remember too, that refugees can be placed within a hundred mile radius of these cities.
This (below) is a screenshot of the first page. Note the abbreviation in the left hand corner. The data base you are looking at lists contact information for subcontractors, but the abbreviation indicates the major federal contractor (there are nine of them, see below) which is passing your money through to the subcontractor.
Abbreviations (thanks to a reader who sent this just the other day):
CWS: Church World Service
ECDC: Ethiopian Community Development Council
HIAS: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
IRC: International Rescue Committee
LIRS: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
USCCB: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
EMM: Episcopal Migration Ministries
WRI: World Relief Inc.
New sites? You might want to visit the feds’ New Site Development Guide, here.
New readers: If you’ve never checked our Frequently Asked Questions, go there now and have a look.
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