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Refugee Service Areas in Oregon

Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties:

The majority of refugees in Oregon are initially settled in the Portland Metro area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties). The Refugee Case Services Project (RCSP) is a Public/Private Partnership between Oregon's Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Voluntary agencies (Volags) that resettle refugees in this part of the state. Cash services are administered by the Volags for the first eight months in the U.S. under a contract from Oregon's DHS. These agencies include:


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Under another contract, English language, vocational training and job placement services are provided through the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) to refugees for their first 12 months of residence in the U.S.

In the RCSP services area, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and medical eligibility are administered through DHS.


All other Counties in Oregon:

Refugees who reside outside Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties are served in the local DHS branch office for all programs.