The Wilson-Fish (WF) program is an alternative to traditional state administered refugee resettlement programs for providing assistance (cash and medical) and social services to refugees.
The purposes of the WF program are to:
The WF program emphasizes early employment and economic self-sufficiency by integrating cash assistance, case management, and employment services and by incorporating innovative strategies for the provision of cash assistance.
ORR currently funds 13 WF programs that operate throughout twelve States: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, plus San Diego County, CA.
Wilson-Fish Funding Opportunity Announcement
HHS-2010-ACF-ORR-RW-0051-WF Final Announcement
Wilson-Fish Agency Contact Information
W-F Contact Information - Updated: December 2013 (doc 54KB)
ORR Contact Information
Director, Division of Refugee Assistance
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
901 D Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Last Reviewed: September 10, 2015