Saturday, May 16, 2009

Refugee Stuff: RECEPTION AND PLACEMENT (R&P) PROGRAM AGENCIES FY 2009

For those who are interested, the responsibility for resettling and taking care of recently provided refugees in the United States is done by ten non-governmental organizations, who must follow the guidelines of and receive payment from the United States State Department. The payment is really not that much and the costs must be subsidized through donations to get the job done right. The local agencies must follow guidelines set by both the federal government as well as their federal office.

Here's a list of the ten not-for-profits that perform these services. The list was provided to me by the state department in January 2009.

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Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
U.S. REFUGEE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

RECEPTION AND PLACEMENT (R&P) PROGRAM AGENCIES FY 2009






Church World Service (CWS)
Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP)
Mr. Erol Kekic, Acting Director
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700
New York, NY 10115-0050
Phone: (212) 870-3300
Fax: (212) 870-2132
www.churchworldservice.org

Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS)
Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
Ms. Deborah Stein, Managing Coordinator
815 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 716-6258
Fax: (212) 972-0860
http://www.episcopalchurch.org/emm/

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
Dr. Tsehaye Teferra, Executive Director
901 S. Highland
Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: (703) 685-0510
Fax: (703) 685-0529
www.ecdcinternational.org

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Mr. Gideon Aronoff, President and CEO
333 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001-5004
Phone: (212) 967-4100
Fax: (212) 967-4442
www.hias.org

Bureau of Refugee Programs
Iowa Department of Human Services
John Wilken, Bureau Chief
1200 University Avenue, Suite D
Des Moines, IA 50314-2330
Phone: (515) 283-7922
Fax: (515) 283-9160
www.dhs.state.ia.us/homepages/dhs/refugee






International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Mr. Robert Carey, Vice President, Resettlement
122 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10168-1289
Phone: (212) 551-3000
Fax: (212) 551-3181
www.theirc.org

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service (LIRS)
Mr. Ralston Deffenbaugh, President
700 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230-3850
Phone: (410) 230-2700
Fax: (410) 230-2890
www.lirs.org

U.S. Committee for Refugees and
Immigrants (USCRI)
Ms. Lavinia Limón, President and CEO
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22202-3711
Phone: (703) 310-1130 x 3003
Fax: (703) 769-4241
www.refugees.org

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB)
Migration and Refugee Services
Ambassador Johnny Young, Executive Director
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Phone: (202) 541-3000
Fax: (202) 722-8755
www.usccb.org/mrs

World Relief (WR)
Dan Kosten, Director of Refugee and Immigration Programs
7 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 451-1956
Fax: (443) 451-1965
www.wr.org

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