Training and Technical Assistance Providers
In order to assist ORR-funded agencies in providing the highest quality in services, ORR has funded a number of grants to organizations with technical assistance expertise in a particular area. Training and Technical Assistance providers can help in a number of ways, depending on the provider’s time and funding constraints and the recipient agency’s particular needs.
Listed below are all currently funded Training and Technical Assistance providers. If you have questions about the Training and Technical Assistance program, please contact Makda Belay (firstname.lastname@example.org) at ORR.
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.
ICF International training and technical assistance is designed to help refugee service providers develop robust relationships with federal, state, and community-based partners that result in an expanded array of supportive services for refugee clients. ICF helps refugee service providers apply strategic messaging, action planning, and other techniques to make their organization’s resources and operational support more sustainable.
Welcoming America’s Fostering Community Engagement and Welcoming Communities Project provides technical assistance to the nation's refugee resettlement network, offering new tools and support to create a robust community of practice across refugee agencies, mainstream providers and geographic communities; enhance and sustain resettlement work in local communities; build new partnerships; promote a positive community climate; and ensure the successful integration of refugees in cities and town across the United States.
Higher nurtures welcoming communities in their efforts to help refugees gain economic stability and create opportunities to fully participate in the American dream. Higher provides training, mentoring, and employer outreach to voluntary agencies and other community-based organizations engaged in local employment services delivery.
LGBT RESOURCE CENTER
Through their Rainbow Welcome Initiative, Heartland Alliance is working to create resource materials, trainings, and recommendations specific to developing the network’s capacity to meet the resettlement needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) refugees and asylees, including the establishment of pilot projects at a few selected, geographically-diverse sites.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) is the Technical Assistance (TA) provider dedicated to improving the well-being of refugees to aid in their long term integration in the US. The primary audience for RHTAC is refugee health providers, public health programs and mainstream health and mental health providers, to improve health and well-being within refugee communities.
SURVIVORS OF TORTURE
The Center for Victims of Torture offers national technical assistance through resources, training, and networking opportunities specifically targeted to specialized torture treatment centers.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services provides comprehensive community needs assessments and training in areas of the country where no torture treatment centers exist.
For additional information about ORR’s Training and Technical Assistance Programs, please contact:
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
901 D Street SW
Washington DC 20447