Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)
Refugee Resettlement Programs
Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) - Lafayette Building
444 Lafayette Rd N, St. Paul, MN, 55155
This federally-funded office works with federal, state and local partners to support the resettlement of refugees in Minnesota and provides a variety of coordinated whole-family services for people under humanitarian protection who have been in the U.S. less than five years.
It makes sure that newcomer families have their immediate and basic needs met so they can live in dignity and achieve their highest potential.
The Refugee Resettlement Programs office helps eligible individuals and families by:
* Ensuring that mainstream programs and community resources are accessible
* Providing assistance in finding employment
* Supporting kids struggling academically or socially in school
* Providing support for immigration pathways to permanent residency through free and low-cost legal services
For assistance, contact one of the local agencies who have contracted to provide services to refugees.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
|DHS Information Desk||(651) 431-2000|
|Speech-to-Speech relay||(877) 627-3848|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PH-1450.7000Refugee Resettlement Services Definition
Government-appointed nonprofit organizations, frequently associated with the faith community, that provide resettlement services through a network of local affiliates for refugee populations designated by the U.S. Department of State. These organizations take the lead in helping newly arrived refugees or refugee families make an adjustment to their new home and community. Services provided by local affiliates may include reception for arriving refugees; provision of a "welcome kit" of immediate necessities; periodic visits with the family during the early days of their transition; collection and provision of household goods; cultural orientation and ESL classes; and assistance in locating housing and employment, using public transportation and identifying other needed services.
TD-0300.8000State Government Agencies/Departments Definition
The principal executive divisions of state government in the United States including state offices, departments, divisions, bureaus, boards and commissions, that are responsible, by law, for the management and control of public business and property.
TD-1200.2500Governmental Contracts/Grants Offices Definition
City, county, state or federal government offices that are responsible for handling grants and contracts for the provision of services.
TD-6500Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups Definition
Governing boards, advisory boards, commissions, committees and other groups that provide advice, guidance and, in some cases, formal oversight, for public and private organizations that are responsible for the provision of services to the community; that assess existing social conditions and problems and develop and assist in the implementation of specific strategies for meeting the human service needs of the community; and/or which assist community agencies and organizations to coordinate the provision of services in an efficient, nonduplicative way. Also included are entities that are composed of community agencies which have an established networking relationship that provides a collaborative approach to addressing specific identified community needs and problems.
Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).
YZ-3350Immigration Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of immigration.