Refugee Resettlement Program - Department of Social Services
Refugee Resettlement Program Information Page
Department of Social Services - Benefit Programs
The Office of Newcomer Services (ONS) is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing and evaluating Virginia's refugee program.
The Refugee Resettlement Program provides support for men, women and children from all parts of the globe who have been forced to flee their homelands because of wars, armed conflicts and/or gross violations of human rights. The program works with refugees to promote self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and to offer specialized support services and time-limited benefits to assist them and their families.
Services and programs provided by the Refugee Resettlement Program include:
- Health screenings
- Social and support services, including employment assistance and English language training
- Financial and medical assistance
- An unaccompanied minors program for refugee children without parents or guardians, and
- Targeted assistance programs for refugees with particular needs
For more information please visit the VaDSS Refugee Resettlement Web site