After years and sometimes decades of waiting, refugees arrive to the United States eager to start their new lives. We have enhanced our core refugee resettlement program with additional services to ensure that each refugee we serve begins with a strong start to a new life.
Welcoming refugees in their first 90 days in the U.S.
Ensuring every refugee we resettle has safe, sanitary and affordable housing
Providing healthcare education, support and access for refugees
Helping refugees find their first job in the U.S.
Community Orientation Workshops provide English and life skills education across a variety of topics.
The International Institute of Minnesota’s Asylum Case Management program offers recent asylum recipients assistance with social services and public benefits, as well as connection to local, state and federal programs.
Providing foreign-born trafficking survivors with direct, trauma-informed services
Services for sexually exploited youth or youth at risk
Children who are detained at the U.S./Mexico border with family or legal guardians in Minnesota are referred by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to the Institute.