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Welcoming Refugees

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Giving refugees the welcome they deserve

Opening Doors’ Refugee Programs supports refugees as they integrate into their new communities. Our federally-funded refugee resettlement case management program assists refugee families within their first 90 days of arrival. Our culturally and linguistically competent caseworkers handle all pre-arrival arrangements and core services to successfully set them on a path of self-sufficiency.

Opening Doors also provides particularly vulnerable refugees with additional case management services, based on clients’ individualized needs, for up to one year.

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Our community is stronger because of the contributions of refugees

Refugees make particularly meaningful contributions to our economies. In 2015, approximately 2.3 million refugees earned a collective $77.2 billion in household income. They also contributed $20.9 billion in taxes. In California alone, refugees’ spending power totals more than $17.2 billion.

SOURCE: “From Struggle to Resistance: The Economic Impact of Refugees in America,”
June 2017, New American Economy

Refugee Resettlement Program Services

  • Airport arrivals
  • Assistance with securing and furnishing housing
  • Resettlement services including health care, enrolling children in school, and finding employment
  • Support for refugees experiencing physical or mental health conditions or other challenges
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An Opening Doors volunteer with a container of donated clothes

Support Refugee Arrivals

Welcome Kits are a vital component of our ability to give refugees the welcome they deserve. Welcome Kits are room-specific kits to help volunteers and staff lovingly furnish a refugee family’s first home in the U.S.

Be a part of our welcoming community!

Donate today to help us give refugees the welcome they deserve.

Volunteers play a vital role in helping refugees and immigrants thrive. Apply today!

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