Refugee Programs

Supporting refugee families through case management, culturally-responsive counseling services, and mentorship.

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Welcome Rosy & Krista!

Rosy says it is a relief to finally be in a nation where she no longer has to hide her religious affiliation or legal status. Rosy enjoys working very much and looks forward to getting back into the workforce now that she has delivered her baby. In time, she eventually hopes to open her own bakery.

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What is a Refugee?

Refugees are a special type of immigrant. They are people who have fled their home country because they were persecuted or because they had legitimate fears that they would be persecuted. Refugees are singled out in their home country because of their nationality, religious beliefs, political views, or racial/ethnic background. Having left their homeland, they can no longer return without risking persecution.


What is a Special Immigrant Visa refugee (SIV)?

Special Immigrant Visa refugees (SIVs) are Afghan and Iraqi nationals who supported the U.S. Armed Forces as translators or interpreters, or were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Afghanistan or Iraq. The SIV program is separate and distinct from the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, but SIV recipients are eligible for the same resettlement assistance as refugees.
Sacramento is home to the largest population of Afghan SIVs in the nation.