Every year, the U.S. offers refuge to tens of thousands of people from around the world.
Refugees to the United States are not discriminated on based on ethnicity, religion, level of education or any other factor.
Coming from a wide range of background and experiences, refugees add to the always growing melting pot that is life in the U.S. These diverse experiences add to the complex world of refugee resettlement.
HIAS’ Refugee Resettlement Program is made up of local service agencies, most of which are part of the Jewish communal network. Refugees arriving in the U.S. are always greeted at the airport by an affiliate agency staff member and/or a family member if they have one.
The first 30 days of resettlement is filled with activities and service provision. Our dedicated affiliate staff members assist clients in orientating to life in the U.S., obtaining medical care, finding and securing employment, enrolling children in school, providing English lessons and vocational training and other services essential towards refugees becoming acclimated to life in the United States.