The goal of Virginia's Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families gain economic self-sufficiency and social integration into their communities.
The Virginia Department of Social Services' Office of Newcomer Services (ONS) is responsible for administering the Virginia's Refugee Resettlement Program.
Refugees are individuals who are unable to return to their country of origin because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution because of:
Refugees are eligible to apply for the same assistance programs as United States citizens, including:
Single refugee adults or couples who are not eligible for TANF or Medicaid may be eligible to receive Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medicaid for their first eight months in the United States so they can become self-sufficient.
You may apply for the Refugee Assistance Program by: