Since 1975 Illinois has resettled more than 123,644 refugees from more than 60 countries. The Refugee Program facilitates relocation and social service assistance to people who are victims of political and religious persecution that have been granted the legal right to rebuild their lives in the United States. Due to the diverse ethnic characteristics, the Refugee Program designed a unique social service program to provide specialized multi-lingual services.
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago administers this program through a network of community-based partner agencies.
The Refugee Program procures community-based services which include adjustment counseling, orientation, English as a Second Language, vocational training, job readiness, and job placement. Multi-lingual mental health services are provided for those refugees who experienced severe trauma and require therapy. Of a total of 9 program sites, 6 are in Chicago and 3 are outside Chicago city limits.
The Refugee Program also procures health screening services with local health care providers to ensure that newly-arrived refugees are provided with a complete health screening. The goal of the program is to prevent any public health problems resulting from lack of detection and treatment of communicable diseases.
If you would like to provide a charitable donation, employment opportunity, housing, food, legal assistance or other assistance for the Afghan resettlement effort in Illinois, please contact one of the resettlement agencies below or fill out this form and we will respond as soon as possible.
Afghanistan Refugee Support Form
Refugee Resettlement Agencies
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
||4823 N. Kenmore Ave. Chicago, IL 60640
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Rockford
||6116 Mulford Village Dr. Suite #8 Rockford, IL 61107
|Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago
||5800 N. Lincoln Avenue, Unit A/B Chicago, IL 60659
|Heartland Human Care Services
||4419 N. Ravenswood Chicago, IL 60640
||5150 Golf Rd. Skokie, IL 60076
||5705 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60659
|The Refugee Center-ECRIMAC
||201 W. Kenyon Rd. Suite #4D Champaign, IL 61820
|World Relief Corporation - Chicago
||3507 W. Lawrence Ave. Suite #208 Chicago, IL 60625
|World Relief Corporation - Aurora
||73 S. LaSalle St. Aurora, IL 60505
|World Relief Corporation - Dupage
||191 S. Gary Avenue, Suite #130 Carol Stream, IL 60188
|World Relief Corporation - Quad Cities
||1852 16th St. Moline, IL 61265
List of Places to Volunteer/Donate
Refugee Support Information
Who can receive these services?
Services for these programs are extended to the following individuals:
- SIV holders