Refugee & Immigrant Resources

Refugees and immigrants with disabilities or complex health needs may be eligible for state services and specialized programs. 

State Refugee Resettlement Program

Newly arrived refugees are eligible for all public assistance programs offered by the Office of Economic & Family Support. If refugees are determined ineligible for public assistance programs, eligibility will be determined for Refugee Cash Assistance and Refugee Medical Assistance, which are made available for the first eight (8) months after arrival in the United States. For more information, call 402-471-9264.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

The program welcomes and advocates for immigrants, refugees and those seeking protection from countries where war and oppression have stolen their hope and threatened their very existence.

The Refugee Support Program (RSP)

Lutheran Family Services provides intensive case management to especially vulnerable new Americans. RSP caseworkers facilitate access to medical appointments, mental health support, medication management, appropriate housing, governmental benefits, community resources and cultural orientation education. The RSP works alongside new Americans to establish self-sufficiency and successful integration for up to two years.

Catholic Social Services Refugee Resettlement Services

Program assists new arrivals with housing, education, employment and cultural orientation so they can become self-sufficient as soon as possible.

Refugee Empowerment Center

Center helps refugees resettle and empowers them to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs.

Resource Guide for Serving Refugees with Disabilities

Guide provides a checklist of programs and services that likely are available to support refugees with disabilities in the United States.

The Juan Diego Center

Center serves south Omaha with food assistance, family enrichment, immigration legal assistance, Latina Resource Center and microbusiness training. For more information, call 402-731-5413.

Immigration Legal Services