Refugees and immigrants with disabilities or complex health needs may be eligible for state services and specialized programs.
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.
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.
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.
Program assists new arrivals with housing, education, employment and cultural orientation so they can become self-sufficient as soon as possible.
Center helps refugees resettle and empowers them to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs.
Guide provides a checklist of programs and services that likely are available to support refugees with disabilities in the United States.
Center offers food assistance, family enrichment, immigration legal assistance, Latina Resource Center and microbusiness training.
Immigration Legal Services
- Immigrant Legal Center A nonprofit organization welcoming immigrants into Nebraska communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal services, education and advocacy. For more information, call 402-898-1349.
- Immigration Legal Assistance Center The center provides quality, affordable immigration related legal services to immigrants and refugees in Nebraska. For more information, call 402-471-1777.
- Lutheran Immigration Services The organization offers affordable, quality immigration legal assistance to refugees, immigrants and asylees. Minimal fees for service are charged on a sliding scale.
- University of Nebraska College of Law Immigration Clinic The clinic handles certain types of immigration cases which are handled by law students and overseen by faculty. For more information, call 402-472-3271.