Resettlement

provides assistance with the purpose of easing clients’ adjustment to their new community upon arrival to the US,
and supports their integration process throughout the following 5 years.
 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Kristin V. Rehder

The Resettlement Team provides up to 5 years of service through 6 programs:

RECEPTION & PLACEMENT PROGRAM (R&P)

R&P services include case management, the provision of housing, food, and clothing; placement in ESL and cultural orientation classes; medical appointments; registration in selective service; enrollment of children in school, and assistance to obtain social security cards, among others.

 

Eligibility: Refugees resettled through the United States Refugee Admission Program (USRAP). 

Photo Credit: Joseph Terranova

 

CUBAN HAITIAN ENTRANT PROGRAM (CHEP)

CHEP services are offered for 180 days and include case management, the provision of housing, food, and clothing; placement in ESL and cultural orientation classes; medical appointments; registration in selective service; enrollment of children in school, and assistance to obtain social security cards, among others.

Eligibility: Cuban and Haitian Entrants who are granted an entry visa into the country (parole) allowing them to work in the United States.

 

MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM (MG)

The MG program is an alternative to public cash assistance providing services to enable clients to become economically self-sufficient through employment within 120 to 180 days of program eligibility. MG services include case management, ESL classes, technical training, employment services, and maintenance assistance, among others. Enrollment must occur within 31 days of becoming eligible to ensure adequate services are provided and self-sufficiency is achieved and maintained within the period of eligibility.

Eligibility: ORR-eligible populations (refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of Trafficking, Amerasians, and SIVs)

PREFERRED COMMUNITIES INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PC)

The PC program serves clients who have proven special needs and/or vulnerabilities that make it challenging for them to become fully self-sufficient at the end of the initial resettlement period. Special need and vulnerable groups who are eligible for services include the disabled; youth and young adults without parents; single parents and women at risk; the elderly; refugees experiencing trauma and PTSD; survivors of torture, and LGBT clients, among others. Clients receive intensive case management for a period of 6 months to 2 years, within 5 years of arrival to the US. Clients are deemed to have reached self-sufficiency once they meet the goals that they set for themselves at the beginning of the service period, find stability in life areas affected by their vulnerabilities, and are able to live independently of agency services.

Eligibility: ORR-eligible populations (refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of Trafficking, Amerasians, and SIVs)

 

INTENSIVE COMMUNITY ORIENTATION AMERICORPS PROGRAM (ICO/AMERICORPS)

The ICO/AmeriCorps program is an education program focused on the area of housing. The program supports a resettlement environment that promotes clients’ integration by enhancing mutual understanding between clients and their new U.S. communities through intensive orientation. CWS Lancaster AmeriCorps member acts as an educator to the community of clients by strengthening their understanding of good housing maintenance and safety issues, as well as tenants’ rights and responsibilities.

Eligibility: ORR-eligible populations (refugees, asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, certified victims of Trafficking, Amerasians, and SIVs) for 5 years from their date of arrival to the US or from becoming eligible for services.

 

NAVIGATION

CWS Lancaster Navigator supports refugees and other immigrants in becoming economically, culturally, and linguistically integrated in the Lancaster community by assessing their needs, connecting them to community resources, and helping them to navigate governmental and programmatic systems.

Eligibility: Refugees and other immigrants

 

2017 Program Statistics

Number of refugees welcomed to Lancaster

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Percentage of refugee arrivals who were children

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Number of refugee nationalities welcomed

RENT TO NEWCOMERS

Are you a landlord or property manager? Our Resettlement Program works to ensure clients understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants. Learn how you can engage with this population:

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