Refugee Resettlement

Once approved for resettlement, refugees destined for resettlement in South Florida are assigned to YCI by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Our staff assists refugees in translating their strengths, skills and past experiences into assets in their new communities.

Reception and Placement

In partnership with Virginia-based U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), YCI provides Reception and Placement program services to refugees admitted through the U.S. Resettlement Program. The coordination of admission to the U.S. is assigned through the Department of State.

YCI staff assists refugees by working closely with community members and refugees’ relatives to ensure that every individual receives a personal welcome, food and shelter, community orientation, and introduction to American systems such as school, medical, legal, and other institutions.

YCI staff also helps refugees to enroll their children in school, access healthcare and other social services, secure required U.S. documents, receive information about how to live safely and successfully in the U.S., English language training, and employment and training.

YCI also Provides the Following

Refugee Programs & Services:

Employment & Training Assists in  job-readiness skills, job placement,  interview skills, and more.

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