Refugee

Services

Oregon Refugee Senior Assistance Services (ORSAS)
IRCO provides gatherings for refugee seniors over the age of sixty. Hot meals are served, and additional socialization and connection services provided. Assists refugee seniors to complete naturalization applications, prepare for the interview.

Oregon Refugee Children Assistance Services (ORCAS)
LCSNW provides assistance to schools with large refugee children enrollment with interpretation at parent-teacher meetings and with an overview of refugee cultures upon request; assists children with enrollment and after school tutoring; and helps parents with overview of schooling in the U.S.

Cuban Haitian Assistance Project​
SOAR Legal Services assists Cubans and Haitians who qualify with Adjustment of Status and Naturalizations Services, and with obtaining Employment documents.​


Resources

​​​U​nited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.

U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
The State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) provides aid and sustainable solutions for refugees, victims of conflict and stateless people around the world, through repatriation, local integration, and rese​ttlement in the United States. PRM also promotes the United States' population and migration policies.

U.S. Office of Refu​gee Resettlement (ORR)
As part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides refugees with direct assistance, services, and critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
The USCIS is a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities. These functions include: adjudication of immigrant visa petitions; adjudication of naturalization petitions, adjudication of asylum and refugee applications, adjudications performed at the service centers, and all other adjudications.

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities serves as the professional social service arm of the Archdiocese of Portland.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest – Refugee Resettlement Agency (RRA)
Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a nonprofit human services agency serving communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees (SOAR)​ – Refugee Resettlement Agency (RRA)​
SOAR is the refugee resettlement arm of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP)

The Intercultural Psychiatric Program (IPP) provides culturally sensitive mental health services for immigrant, refugee and ethnic communities with an emphasis on individuals and families whose first language is not English.

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) – Mutual Assistance Association

The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multiethnic society.

Oregon Department of Human Services Family Services Manual