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Refugee Services

Refugee

We Welcome New Arrivals

In a time of record forced displacement around the world, we are here to create a safe environment for refugees, asylees, humanitarian parolees and trafficking survivors. We offer counsel, classes and job trainings that help New Americans begin again.

New Arrivals

Our Services

We provide resources to refugees, ensuring they have a strong start to their new lives in Minnesota.

  • A reunited family of New Americans poses outside their home.
    Refugee Resettlement

    We make Minnesota welcoming for newly arrived refugees, survivors of trafficking and others with humanitarian protection seeking safety, stability and new beginnings.

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  • Refugee Employment Help

    We help New Americans find their first jobs — an essential step toward self-sufficiency and a sense of belonging in their new communities.

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  • Rent to a Refugee

    Make an impact and partner with us to rent safe, sanitary and affordable housing to refugees we resettle in the Twin Cities.

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  • Silhouette of an adult holding a child's hand with the sunset in the distance.
    Youth Support Services

    We provide case management for unaccompanied children detained at the U.S./Mexico border and for foreign-born minors who are at risk of sexual exploitation.

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  • silhouettes of immigrants
    Anti-Human Trafficking

    We offer comprehensive support and services for trafficking survivors that promote healing and self-sufficiency.

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  • Hire Our Clients

    Looking to fill jobs in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing or professional careers? Our employment services team can connect you with qualified applicants who are eager and prepared to work.

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Did You Know?

  • 25,000 +

    refugees

    resettled by the International Institute of Minnesota since 1974.

  • 40

    countries

    Our team supports refugees from all over the world.

Volunteer Your Time and Support

You can help make Minnesota welcoming to New Americans by helping prepare homes for newly arriving refugees, practicing English in classrooms and more.

Volunteer your time and support

Classes and Job Training

Sign up for a class or job training, learn about your new community, advance your career and more.

  • English Classes

    Learn how to read, write and speak in English. Our free classes for New American adults teach all levels: beginning, intermediate or advanced.

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  • Nursing Assistant Training

    Become a Certified Nursing Assistant with our quality free CNA training and employment support.

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  • All Classes and Job Trainings
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Contact Us

Please click the button below fill out the form to contact Refugee Services

(651) 647-0191

A woman meets with a male refugee who sits across from her at a desk.