Recent Updates

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement to the people of the...

Location

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Office
2022 W. Sunset Ave.
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: (479) 927-1996

Services

Helps to reunite refugees with family members living in the United States

Provides post-arrival services, such as helping refugees adapt to new life in the U.S., orient to a different culture and become self-sufficient

Assists refugees and other special immigrants with problems and mandatory paperwork

Advocates for those who need a helping hand

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The Refugee Resettlement Office provides services and assistance to refugees, asylees, Special Immigrants from Iraq and Afghanistan (SIVs) Cuban parolees and victims of trafficking. This diocesan office works closely with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement. How can I help?


How do refugees get to Arkansas?

Vetting Process

The Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Office works with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Migration and Refugee Services, which mission states, in part: “Grounded by our belief in Jesus Christ and Catholic teaching, MRS fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person.” Typically before CCA accepts a client into the state, a person must have a relative who is willing to have them live in Arkansas. When the refugees arrive, the U.S. State Department has a list of requirements that a refugee organization, such as CCA, must meet — everything from making sure they have a ride from the airport to helping them get a social security number and medical screening. Resettlement takes about six weeks to three months to complete, and CCA is there when needed even after that process is complete. Click here for a document from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants describing the steps refugees go through to be approved for entrance to the United States.


Recent Updates

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released the following statement to the people of the...

Location

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Office
2022 W. Sunset Ave.
Springdale, AR 72762
Phone: (479) 927-1996

Services

Helps to reunite refugees with family members living in the United States

Provides post-arrival services, such as helping refugees adapt to new life in the U.S., orient to a different culture and become self-sufficient

Assists refugees and other special immigrants with problems and mandatory paperwork

Advocates for those who need a helping hand