II. Refugee Social Services Program
The goal of Social and Educational Services is to encourage and facilitate the early and long-term economic independence of newly arrived refugees. Program services are made possible through funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. Services include:
a. Employment Services
The goal of the Employment program is to provide self-sufficiency services to refugees and other eligible individuals who have resided in the U.S. under five years.
- Program activities include: job counseling, job readiness training, referral to ESL and vocational programs, job referral, job placement, job placement follow-up, job upgrading, and job retention.
- Services are funded by Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Texas Health and Human Services, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (THHSC-OIRA).
b. Case Management
The goal of Case Management program is to provide social and emergency services to clients in order to help them navigate the complex United States health and social service systems and make informed decisions concerning their multiple needs. Program services are made possible through funding from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, USDHHS-ORR, ECDC, and Office of Minority Health.
Case Management services include planning for and implementing an array of support services such as:
- referral for health care, child care, housing, utilities assistance, language and vocational training, family wellness training, employment, subsidies for various needs, nutrition assistance and other needs as they arise.
- Transportation and interpreter/translation assistance to help clients access and utilize services in culturally and linguistically appropriate manners.
c. Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)
The goal of Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA) program is to provide refugees and other eligible clients who do not qualify for Target Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and short-term cash assistance to accelerate self-sufficiency.
- Participants receive cash and rental assistance during their first four months in the United States if their total income is less than 125% of the Federal Poverty Income Level.
- Participants receive cash assistance during their 5th-8th month in the United States if their income is less than 165% of the Federal Poverty Income Level.
d. Drivers Education
The goal of Drivers Education program is to provide eligible refugees and other clients with classroom instruction and behind-the-wheel training to help them develop this skill which is so critical for employment and self-sufficiency. Our classroom instruction meets new Texas state requirements for young adults who are seeking to obtain their licenses.
- For refugee clients, Drivers Education program is funded by Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), through the Texas Health and Human Service Commission, Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (THHSC-OIRA).
- For individuals age 18-25 who are not refugee clients we offer Texas required classroom instruction for a reasonable fee.
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For more information about this service provided to non-refugee individuals, please contact Ayele Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org