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Resettlement Agencies

Ohio Refugee Resettlement Agencies conduct the actual work of resettling refugees in Ohio.  Staff from these nonprofit organizations:

  • Meet refugees at the airport.
  • Find them housing, clothing, and household goods.
  • Help them apply for cash, medical, and food stamp assistance from the local county department of job and family services.
  • Arrange for their comprehensive health screening.
  • Enroll them in classes to learn English, American culture, work skills, and eventually the skills and information needed to pass the citizenship test.
  • Help them overcome problems and barriers to successful employment and integration into American life.

These agencies are affiliated with national organizations called voluntary resettlement agencies (Volags) and receive funding from a variety of sources: