The U.S. State Department contracts with local refugee resettlement agencies to prepare for and welcome newly-arrived refugees to communities across the country. This Reception and Placement (R&P) program serves refugees during their first 90 days in the United States.
R&P services include: case management; securing and furnishing safe, affordable housing; providing cultural orientation; basic needs assistance; help with medical appointments; enrollment of children in school; and placement in ESL programs. Refugees who are resettled through the United States Refugee Admission Program (USRAP) are eligible for this program. This is a federally funded program; CWS must follow strict guidelines to provide these core services to new arrivals.