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Guide: Humanitarian Parole Explainer for UAMs

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 2, 2022
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
Here is an explanatory document in English, Dari, and Pashto for Unaccompanied Afghan Minors (UAMs) who have been given humanitarian parole to help explain to UAMs what Humanitarian Parole is (and isn’t) and was created in response to feedback from programs that there was confusion about Humanitarian Parole status. The target audience of the document …

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Tip Sheet: Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) Program Fact Sheet

Author(s): Intergovernmental Consultations on Migration, Asylum and Refugees (IGC)
Date: August 2, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This resource, created by the U.S. Department of State, provides information on the Afghan Placement and Assistance Program (APA).

Guide: FAQ for Dear Colleague Letter on Eligible Noncitizen Update – Afghan Arrivals Education

Author(s): Department of Education
Date: July 20, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
These resources include the Dear Colleague Letter from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation of the Department of Education and a FAQ sheet to provide a clearer understanding of the updated policies. 

Guide: Resettlement Services Continue after 90 Days

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: July 18, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This resource, created by the Administration for Children & Families, can be shared with clients who speak English, Dari, and Pashto. It explains the continuation of services beyond 90 days. 

Blog Post: Personal Finance: Resources to Guide Newcomers on Measuring their Financial Well-being and Managing Money in the United States

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: July 15, 2022
Topic(s): Financial Capabilities
People who are new to the United States may have many adjustments to make. Getting acquainted with the U.S. financial system can be one important component that supports successful integration. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has a wealth of information that resettlement staff can share with refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities, to help people …

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Blog Post: Can Afghan Newcomers Access Title IV, Federal Student Aid? Answering FAQ’s About New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

Author(s): Lindsay Dusard, Switchboard
Date: July 11, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
As Afghan newcomers begin to find their footing here in the United States, many will explore options for postsecondary and career and technical education. Accessing Title IV, Federal student aid through the U.S. Department of Education can offer critical assistance in financing these goals and aspirations. The Dear Colleague letter released by the U.S. Department …

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Blog Post: Serving Jobseekers with Professional Backgrounds: Workforce Resources for Clients and Staff

Author(s): Emily Hackerson, Switchboard
Date: June 7, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
As employment staff across the resettlement network know, clients with professional backgrounds bring to their job searchin-demand talent, perspective, and commitment, but face unique barriers to attaining quality, professional-level employment. Clients are often ‘starting over’ in a complex workforce that does not always recognize their credentials or transferrable skills. This “brain waste” is not a …

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Guide: Operation Allies Welcome: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Programs & Resources

Author(s): Department of Housing and Urban Development
Date: May 20, 2022
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Federal Housing Programs
This resource list, developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), includes information that clients can use if they need help with housing. Available assistance will depend on their immigration status; their income level or other eligibility criteria; and availability of the housing or assistance in the area. 

Guide: School Enrollment for Students in Temporary Housing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Housing
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Ensuring access to education is an essential element of resettlement. Finding affordable housing is a significant challenge in most communities in the U.S., and at times, clients may be unhoused or in temporary housing. This guide discusses school enrollment for children and youth who are facing this circumstance. The McKinney-Vento/Homeless Assistance Act is a U.S. …

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Blog Post: Supporting Afghan Clients’ Food Needs during Ramadan

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 1, 2022
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
This blog post suggests ways that refugee service providers can help meet the food needs of Afghan clients who are observing Ramadan while living in temporary housing.