When refugees arrive in the United States, they feel a huge sense of relief. Persecution and oppression are gone. But now they face a new set of challenges: starting over in an unknown country, learning a foreign language, understanding a new culture and becoming self-sufficient. Everything around them is brand new.
Catholic Charities welcomes refugees at the airport, provides shelter, meets basic needs and connects them with other refugees in the community.
This year, Catholic Charities will resettle more than 200 refugees in Central Pennsylvania. The program helps them find jobs and achieve self-sufficiency in 4-6 months, eliminating the need for government assistance.
- Pre-arrival arrangements
- Basic needs
- Airport reception
- Housing placement
- Community referrals
- Job placement
- English classes
- Acculturation to the United States
- Connection with refugee communities
When client families arrive, our office provides them with a Welcome Kit to give them some of the comforts of home. These welcome kits contain some basic essentials that people use everyday. The kits are also an easy way for individual or group to be involved with our program by collecting these items for our families.
Click the link below to see the types of items we need for our Welcome Kits.
- Refugee Resettlement Services
939 East Park Drive, Suite 102
Harrisburg, PA 17111