Bringing Hope to Refugees

posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HopeHealth participates in the South Carolina Refugee Resettlement Program

Each year, the United States allows a certain number of refugees of special humanitarian concern into our country to provide a safe haven for them.  The President, along with Congress, sets the numbers of refugees to be accepted each year through various voluntary agencies.  The total varies between 50,000 and 70,000 refugees per year throughout the country.  Less than 200 refugees resettle in South Carolina each year through the Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas (LFS).  

Refugees are people who flee from their country of origin and are unable to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.  They come from all parts of the world, and represent various nationalities, origins, and cultures.  Unlike an immigrant who voluntarily leaves his country of origin, a refugee is someone who is forced to flee from his country due to persecution or oppression.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement provides funding to states for refugee assistance.  This program manages and administers funds for refugees to receive benefits and services.  The staff coordinates and provides quality services that will enable refugees to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, and productive members of society.  

The Refugee Resettlement Program coordinates allowable services through contracts with providers to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the united States.  All services provided by the program focus on family and individual self-sufficiency.  

The Refugee Resettlement Program consists of three types of services:  Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Social Services (RSS), and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA).  The RCA allows employable refugees that do not meet family Independence guidelines to receive financial assistance for up to eight months after arrival in the US.  The RSS include employability services such as job preparation training, job seeking and keeping skills, vocational skills training, on the job training, case management, English language training, translation and interpreter services, citizenship preparation, and social adjustment services.  The RMA provides a health screening within 30 days after arrival, as well as other medical assistance for up to eight months after arrival in the US.  HopeHealth has contracted with the Refugee Resettlement Program to provide RMA services for 20 refugees per year.  By joining this program, HopeHealth seeks to provide hope for a better life to those who need it most. 


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Bringing Hope to Refugees

posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HopeHealth participates in the South Carolina Refugee Resettlement Program

Each year, the United States allows a certain number of refugees of special humanitarian concern into our country to provide a safe haven for them.  The President, along with Congress, sets the numbers of refugees to be accepted each year through various voluntary agencies.  The total varies between 50,000 and 70,000 refugees per year throughout the country.  Less than 200 refugees resettle in South Carolina each year through the Lutheran Family Services of the Carolinas (LFS).  

Refugees are people who flee from their country of origin and are unable to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.  They come from all parts of the world, and represent various nationalities, origins, and cultures.  Unlike an immigrant who voluntarily leaves his country of origin, a refugee is someone who is forced to flee from his country due to persecution or oppression.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement provides funding to states for refugee assistance.  This program manages and administers funds for refugees to receive benefits and services.  The staff coordinates and provides quality services that will enable refugees to become self-sufficient, self-reliant, and productive members of society.  

The Refugee Resettlement Program coordinates allowable services through contracts with providers to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the united States.  All services provided by the program focus on family and individual self-sufficiency.  

The Refugee Resettlement Program consists of three types of services:  Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Social Services (RSS), and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA).  The RCA allows employable refugees that do not meet family Independence guidelines to receive financial assistance for up to eight months after arrival in the US.  The RSS include employability services such as job preparation training, job seeking and keeping skills, vocational skills training, on the job training, case management, English language training, translation and interpreter services, citizenship preparation, and social adjustment services.  The RMA provides a health screening within 30 days after arrival, as well as other medical assistance for up to eight months after arrival in the US.  HopeHealth has contracted with the Refugee Resettlement Program to provide RMA services for 20 refugees per year.  By joining this program, HopeHealth seeks to provide hope for a better life to those who need it most. 



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