Helping Refugees Establish New Lives in the U.S.
Refugee services are a vital part of our mission to welcome and serve those in need. Refugees come to Catholic Charities Boston from all corners of the world, including Afghanistan, Burma, Bhutan, Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan, and Vietnam.
We work closely with the state department and partners including Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Community Relations Council to give critical support to refugee families and individuals who have fled war, political upheaval, and persecution in order to establish roots in the U.S.
Upon arrival in Boston, refugees are welcomed by Catholic Charities staff and provided with a modest apartment furnished with basic necessities. Refugees receive critical support including job placement services and English language training (ESOL). All refugees are treated with compassion, understanding, and positive reassurances from our staff with a goal of reaching independence and self-sufficiency in their new country.