Reception & Placement Services

Where Does Catholic Charities Fit Into the Resettlement Process?

Individuals granted refugee status overseas by the Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are admitted to the U.S. for resettlement. National voluntary resettlement agencies, such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and their affiliates, are guided by the U.S. Department of State to provide resettlement services that will help refugees gain self-sufficiency as quickly as possible after arrival in the United    States. As an affiliate of USCCB, newly arrived refugees in Cincinnati receive supportive services from Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement program. This includes:

Placement in initial furnished housing

Cultural orientation

English as a second language classes

Employment assistance

Connection to initial health screenings and healthcare services