A person forced to flee their home country to escape war, violence, or persecution. Refugee status is established by the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR).
The US Office of Refugee Resettlement partners with
the nine refugee resettlement agencies listed below.
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- World Relief (WR)
Additional information on the Refugee Settlement process here in the US
General Refugee Settlement Opportunities by State (Dated, but gives basic information)
We need you - partner with RAIN
We would love to hear from you. What are you doing in your church or ministry to reach out to your immigrant neighbors? What ideas do you have that you are willing to share with the RAIN network?
It is our hope to connect the ministries across the country and highlight what is happening. Give us some information below about where you are ministering and what you are doing, and let’s see if we can get you connected.