Switchboard provides free, personalized technical assistance to refugee service providers
This includes staff of state agencies, resettlement agencies and affiliates, ethnic community-based organizations, and others in the United States who currently receive funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). We provide remote technical assistance using web-based platforms, and, when feasible, may also deliver in-person training. Not sure what technical assistance is? Watch our short video →
Tell us how we can support you! To submit a request, complete the form below. Switchboard may be unable to respond to every request. We prioritize requests that have clear, achievable learning objectives, a strong likelihood that learning will be put into action, and the potential to reach a large number of refugee service providers. Not sure your request is a good fit? Other questions? Email us! →
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1. Contact information
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2. Request information
Please share more specific information about your request. This includes your desired subject matter, timeline, format, and number of staff members receiving training or consultation.
3. Learning objectives
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