Twin Cities Immigrant Orientation Guide
America’s story is a story of generation after generation of immigrants who arrived with little, but who worked hard and made smart choices to build a better life for themselves and their children. You are helping to write the next part of this story as you find employment, succeed in school, open businesses, purchase homes, vote and help your neighbors. We hope, in a small way, this guide helps you to realize those goals. Those new to the state often do not have good information about their rights, responsibilities, and resources. A committee was formed to create this guide. The members of this committee spent long hours researching, debating, writing and rewriting the information contained. We offer this guide as a resource to help you make progress towards becoming a self-sufficient and contributing member of our community.
Help a new family furnish their first home in America. We collect donations of household items year round.
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Refugee Services was recently the subject of a feature article in the Star Tribune chronicling the resettlement of a Somali family.Click here to read the article.
From October 2015 through September 2016, we welcomed 459 refugees. We welcomed 27 new arrivals in December and are expecting 14 arrivals so far in January.