Refugee Resettlement Program
The goal of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees become self-sufficient as soon as possible. For over 30 years CCEB has helped to resettle refugees, helping thousands learn English, navigate the schools and other U.S. public institutions, prepare for the citizenship test, secure jobs, and integrate into American society.
Being thrust into a new life, in a culture completely foreign from your own, is very difficult. The challenges include finding housing and employment, learning or improving English skills, accessing health care, adjusting to a new culture, and navigating government services.
Some refugees have low literacy skills and few job skills. Other refugees arrive ready to look for a job with the language skills, education, and work experience to be successful. About half of our refugee clients have basic English skills but need to improve these skills and adjust to U.S. culture before they can successfully find and maintain a job.
CCEB’s Refugee Resettlement Program serves refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Burma, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Congo, Vietnam, Russia, Cuba and other countries.
Last year, CCEB provided 368 refugees with the assistance they needed to resettle and find employment.