The Refugee Support Program (RSP) provides intensive case management to especially vulnerable New Americans. Caseworkers facilitate access to medical appointments, mental health care, medication management, appropriate housing, governmental benefits, community resources and cultural orientation education. The RSP can provide these services for up to two years.


The RSP may serve refugees, asylees, Cuban & Haitian entrants, Iraqi & Afghan Special Immigrants, victims of trafficking, and unaccompanied minors. RSP enrollees must have been in the USA for less than five years and belong to one of the following populations:

  • Refugees with physical disabilities or medical conditions;
  • Refugees experiencing social or psychological conditions;
  • Elderly refugees without an adequate family support system;
  • Women-at-risk;
  • Single-headed refugee households;
  • LGBT refugees;
  • Youth and young adults without parents or permanent guardians who have spent an unusually long period in displaced situations;
  • Secondary migrants.

Funding for this program is provided through the Preferred Communities grant, provided by the US Office of Refugee Resettlement, facilitated by Church World Service.