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Guide: Benefits for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: October 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This information guide, from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, answers questions including: who are afghans with humanitarian parole; what benefits are they eligible for; where and when they can apply for benefits; and what documents are necessary to receive benefits. 

Blog Post: How to Ensure Every Eligible Family is Benefiting from the Child Tax Credit

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard
Date: September 27, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
The American Rescue Plan, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provides the largest Child Tax Credit ever. As of July 15, 2021, most families with children are automatically receiving monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action. However, some ORR-eligible populations may be missing out. Below is information about the Child Tax Credit and what refugee service providers can do to ensure their clients are receiving these funds.

Guide: Benefits for Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This information guide answers frequently asked questions about eligibility of Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees for various services. These services include ORR services, where to sign up, and details on specific benefits. 

Guide: Eligibility Documentation for Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders or SQ/SI Parolees from Afghanistan and Iraq

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: August 11, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Afghan or Iraqi nationals granted a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) or Special Immigrant (SQ or SI) Parole by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for service to the U.S. government are eligible for ORR benefits. This guide lists acceptable documents for relatives of SIV holders , SQ or SI parolees. 

Promising Practice: COVID-19 Automated Call System

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
The International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (IISTL) in Missouri, MN recognized a need to provide state and local COVID-19 information to their clients in eight common languages that were not already available. They repurposed their automated call system to share pre-recorded messages with clients in their primary language and engaged both local and state …

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Promising Practice: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) Graduation Recognition Program

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Child and Youth Wellbeing
Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW) in Seattle, WA created an annual graduation recognition program for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URMs) graduating from high school or college. The program includes a formal gala; free professional photo portraits; an acknowledgement of foster families and others who provided support; and provides an opportunity for former URMs, who often return, …

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Promising Practice: Public Transportation Navigation Cards

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: April 17, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement
World Relief (WR) Fox Valley in Wisconsin developed a personal navigation card to help Preferred Communities (PC) clients use public transportation. Public transportation maps can often be complex, making it difficult for some PC clients to understand and figure out on their own. To address this issue, WR Fox Valley developed customized pictographic cards that …

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Tip Sheet: Refugee Benefits for Asylees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: February 3, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
This fact sheet explains the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) benefits and services for which asylees, or people who have been granted asylum, may be eligible. This could include Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Matching Grant (MG) program, Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), employment services, and specialized programs.   
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Tip Sheet: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: January 28, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Through its network of providers, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program serves some of the most vulnerable children and youth in the world — those who were fleeing persecution, violence, or abuse, and entered the United States without a parent or custodian. The program provides foster care and other living arrangements, as well as the …

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Video: Getting and Staying Well for Congolese Refugees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 15, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare, Child and Youth Wellbeing, Domestic Violence, Grief and Healing, Healthcare, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This six part video series from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) covers a variety of health topics specifically for Congolese refugees and it is narrated in Kiswahili. The series includes:  Introduction to Healthcare in the U.S. explains the role of healthcare providers, preventive care, and health insurance. Your Body Before, During and After Pregnancy …

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