Youth Mentoring Program
The Youth Mentoring Program is an initiative for Refugee Resettlement. Mentors are matched one-to-one with refugee youth between the ages of 9 and 17. Mentors will act as self-esteem boosters, tutors, role-models, and friends and assist and encourage refugee youth as they develop their skills and talents. We are specifically looking for male mentors.
Refugee School Impact Grant Program or RSIG Program
This program was created specifically to help schools meet the needs of their refugee students.
Volunteer or Donate to CCA’s Refugee Resettlement Program
Did you know that on average 94% of refugee families resettled by CCA become economically self-sufficient within 6 months of arrival in the United States? You can help by volunteering your time or by donating much need household items.
Refugee Resettlement Services
In fiscal year 2014, CCA resettled 256 refugees from different countries around the world.
Catholic Charities Atlanta provides Refugee Resettlement Services to refugee families arriving in the Atlanta area. The extensive resettlement services are designed to aide refugees to become self-sufficient as soon as possible. Our staff offers employment services and case management in over 17 different languages.
- Airport pick-up upon arrival to Atlanta
- Housing and necessary furnishings
- Culturally appropriate grocery items & a ready-to-eat meal upon arrival
- Assistance to access health care
- Assistance & education to access public transportation
- Assistance to obtain a Social Security card and other forms of personal identification necessary in the United States
- Assistance to enroll in English language classes
- Assistance to enroll children into K-12 education
- Job readiness and orientation to the U.S. workforce
- Assistance to obtain employment
- Orientation to U.S. laws and customs
- Other services as needed
Who are Refugees?
There are over 15.4 million refugees worldwide. Approximately 80% are women and children. Less than 1% of the world’s refugees are resettled into another country each year—these represent the most vulnerable. Refugees are defined as individuals outside of their countries of origin who are unable or unwilling to return because of persecution or who hold a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, or national origin.
To see our Refugee Resettlement Program in Action, please view to following videos: