Refugee Supportive Services
We provide employment services, Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes and help with social adjustment.
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What are Refugee Supportive Services?
We offer services to refugees to guide them towards economic independence by obtaining and maintaining employment. Some of the services provided are:
- Employment Services (employability assessment, training and job preparedness, job placement, job retention)
- Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes to assist participants to become employed
- Social Adjustment and Integration
Refugee Supportive Services also address barriers to employment by providing interpretation and translation services, day care for children, and help with transportation costs.
Who is eligible?
- Newly arrived refugees (entered the United States (U.S.) within the past 12 months);
- Refugees who are receiving RCA or CalWORKs cash assistance and who are unemployed;
- Unemployed refugees who are not receiving cash assistance and have not been in the U.S. for more than 60 months; and/or
- Employed refugees in need of services to retain employment or to attain economic independence.
We collaborate with Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) to provide employment services and Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes for monolingual and limited english proficient participants.