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Refugee Program And Services

Refugee Programs And Services

Refugees are individuals and families who have fled their countries of origin and have met the United Nations’ criteria of having a “well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.” YCI’s refugee services in South Florida offer an array of programs to assist refugees, asylees and public interest parolees in achieving self-sufficiency to ease the transition in their new country.

YCI has offered refugee employment services since 1982 and is the largest refugee employment provider in Florida. In 1997, YCI joined the network of U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to provide  Reception and Placement and Matching Grant Program services mainly to the refugees fleeing the revolution in Cuba. But we have also assisted individuals from Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Vietnam, Iran, Iraq, former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia, Colombia, Haiti, El Salvador, Venezuela and smaller numbers of individuals from other countries.

All services are free and available in the languages spoken by those we serve.

YCI provides the following refugee programs & services in 
Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties

Assists refugees in translating their strengths, skills and past experiences into assets.

Matching Grant
Assists in achieving early self-sufficiency without accessing public assistance.

Employment & Training
Employment is key to successful integration into American society.

Asistencia de Asilo
Si obtuvo ASILO POLITICO en los Estados Unidos, Tenemos un programa que lo puede asistir a comenzar una nueva vida en este país.

Refugee Youth & Family Program
Helps students with academics, acculturation, and social skills.