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Refugee Reception & Placement

Welcoming new refugees by providing initial intake and assistance
REFUGEE INTAKE & ASSISTANCE

Welcoming New Refugees

Services for new refugees

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas helps refugees stabilize and rebuild their lives through a detailed process of case management. From welcoming a refugee at the airport to arranging doctor’s appointments, our case managers are responsible for coordinating a refugee’s early integration into life in America.

Our Reception & Placement services, part of our Refugee Case Management program, are the first step in assisting refugees who are new to the United States.

Reception & Placement Services Include

  • Help with securing housing and communicating with landlord partners
  • Arrangement of medical screenings and immunizations
  • School enrollment assistance for children
  • Help obtaining all necessary paperwork
  • Education about life and culture in the U.S.
  • Connections to employment services 
  • Aid with medical and cash assistance applications 


After a 90-day period of initial assistance building the connections a refugee will need to live here, refugees are then referred to one of our long-term case management programs.

Where do refugee families in our program come from?

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas welcomes refugees from a wide variety of countries. Click the button below to download a map showing the home countries of the families we’ve resettled this year!

Volunteer With Us

Do you want to make a difference in our community? Sign up to volunteer! Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas depends on our dedicated volunteers to provide much-needed services to our neighbors in need.

Volunteers for Refugee Reception & Placement can help by greeting families at the airport, offering transportation assistance, helping with donations and labor required to set up refugee apartments and much more!

Contact Us

Use the form below to contact the Refugee & Immigration Department.
Please submit other questions to our general Contact Catholic Charities page.

Interested in volunteering with the Refugee Case Management program? Check out our Refugee Volunteer Opportunities!

Refugee Department Contact

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