New Animated Video: United States Refugee Admissions Program Overview

CORE developed the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Overview video to provide refugee applicants and other stakeholders with insight into the resettlement process. The video guides viewers through the steps from the RSC Prescreening interview to arrival in the United States.

 CO Leaders Workshop Recap

CORE hosted its second annual CO Leadership Workshop in Silver Spring, Maryland from December 5th – 9th. Overseas Resettlement Support Center (RSC) CO coordinators and domestic Resettlement Agency (RA) CO focal points attended workshop sessions where they collectively created new CO lesson plans to enhance and expand existing CO materials and improve refugee understanding of topics such as health, employment, and U.S. law, met with PRM to discuss CO challenges, and shared innovations and best practices.

In separate sessions, the overseas CO leaders visited the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) office in Falls Church, VA to interact with agency staff and one of their refugee clients. Meanwhile, domestic CO leaders participated in a session on best practices for involving community partners in CO and created new CO lesson plans for emerging refugee populations.

At the workshop, CORE hosted a webinar where RSC CO coordinators conversed with their domestic colleagues about incoming refugee populations, their overseas CO programs, and how CO providers can work together to enhance the CO continuum.  Access the webinar recording by clicking here.

 Useful Resources

In the United States, a toll-free call to 2-1-1 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve and save lives. You’ll find information about:

  • supplemental food and nutrition programs
  • shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
  • emergency information and disaster relief
  • employment and education opportunities
  • services for veterans
  • health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
  • addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
  • reentry help for ex-offenders
  • support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
  • a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse

Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 2-1-1 is committed to being the first and most essential resource to anyone who needs help. Find out more at

Child Welfare Information Gateway is a service of the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, databases, and online learning tools for improving child welfare practice, including resources that can be shared with families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. Find out more at

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