ORR Network Resources
Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) released the 2013 edition of Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees in March, with updated translations of the booklet soon to be made available in Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali. The DVD version is currently availalbe for streaming in Welcome DVD is available for video streaming in English, Arabic, Burmese, and Nepali; by the end of 2013, the DVD will also be available in Chin, French, Karen, and Somali translations. The 2007 version remains available online in multiple languages.
The International Rescue Committee’s Project SOAR provides technical assistance, including site visits, workshops, and telephone and e-mail consultations to ethnic community-based organizations serving refugees. IRC’s technical assistance focuses on resource development, financial management, board training, and capacity building so that organizations can improve the vital services they provide to refugees.
ISED Solutions, Inc. provides technical assistance to microenterprise development and individual development account (IDA) grantees. ISED’s technical assistance includes site visits, workshops, and telephone and e-mail consultations.
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV) and the Battered Women's Justice Project announce their new publication, Islamic Marriage Contracts: A Resource Guide for Legal Professionals, Advocates, Imams, & Communities, written by Maha Alkhateeb for the Peaceful Families Project. For more information and extensive resources addressing domestic and gender-based violence prevention, be sure to visit the APIIDV website.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and ORR Technical Assistance provider Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) have collaborated on an investigation into suicides that occured from 2009-2012 among Bhutanese resettled refugees in the U.S. Findings from this Epi-Aid are detailed in the report, An Investigation into Suicides among Bhutanese Refugees, also available on the RHTAC website. Additional information about suicide prevention may be found on the CDC website.
FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has put together a program guide, Help After a Disaster, detailing FEMA's disaster assistance program, including how to apply for assistance. The guide is available for download in 20 different languages.
The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) features multilingual health information for refugees and their health providers. Explore their database of health resources, many available in a variety of refugee languages.
BRYCS (Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services), a program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), supports service providers for refugee children, youth, and their families. BRYCS provides one-on-one consultations, training and conference presentations, and access to an extensive online clearinghouse focused specifically on migration and child welfare.
USCIS has launched the new Multilingual Resource Center.
This site serves as a hub for all USCIS materials offered in foreign languages, and features 13 newly translated “How Do I…” guides in Chinese. The guides are also available in Spanish via our USCIS Español site. Click here to visit the Multilingual Resource Center.
Download the guide in PDF
Lesson Plans for Group-Specific Videos
Asylee Eligibility for Resettlement Assistance
A guide by Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) detailing benefits and services available to persons granted asylum in the U.S. (PDF 958KB)
New Toolkit for Community and Faith Based Service Providers
Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community- and Faith-Based Service Providers.
This free toolkit from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now available: (PDF 2.6MB)