Refugee Resettlement

NSC welcomes over 200 refugees and Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders each year from nearly 30 different countries. They are fleeing war, persecution, genocide and violence. Resettlement is often a stressful and difficult transition, but it is also the start of a new beginning for refugees to find peace and build new roots and routes for themselves and their families after losing everything. NSC provides comprehensive services to empower newly arrived refugees with the support and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and place them on a path towards integration. The resettlement period is defined as a refugee's first 90 days in the United States. NSC is responsible for administering a set of twenty-five core services to each refugee who arrives through the agency. This includes the provision of housing, material needs support such as furnishings, food, clothing and household necessities; assistance in applying for social security cards, temporary benefits; enrollment in school, English classes and employment programs; referrals to doctors and assistance with health insurance enrollment. NSC then works to connect refugees to post--resettlement services beyond the 90 days such as case management, financial literacy, further English language training, recreational and other community integration activities. NSC's resettlement program is an affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugee and Immigrants (USCRI), an agency contracted by the State Department to provide resettlement services.