What We Do

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

ORR benefits and services are available to eligible persons from the following groups:

  • Refugees
  • Asylees
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants
  • Amerasians
  • Victims of human trafficking
  • Unaccompanied alien children
  • Survivors of torture

We have 6 divisions:

  • Refugee Assistance
  • Community Resettlement
  • Unaccompanied Children’s Services
  • Budget, Policy, and Data Analysis
  • Anti-Trafficking in Persons
  • Office of the Director

Our office provides social services that help refugees become self-sufficient as quickly as possible after their arrival in the United States. To address specific health challenges of refugees, ORR also provides guidance, resources and oversight for medical assistance, initial medical screening and health and mental health consultation.