Refugee Resettlement

The goal of Refugee Resettlement is to assist in the resettlement of refugees in Missouri and to promote economic self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. This is accomplished by providing social and employment services, as well as financial and medical assistance, through programs provided by the Missouri Departments of Social Services, Health and Senior Services, Elementary and Secondary Education, and contracting agencies.

Who Is Eligible?

Persons who are allowed to immigrate as refugees, certain Amerasians, Cuban/Haitian entrants, non-Americans who are victims of severe forms of trafficking, asylees, Iraqi/Afghani Special Immigrants, and individuals who previously held one of the listed statuses and who now are legal permanent residents.

What Benefits and Services are Available?

The following benefits and services are provided to eligible individuals and families by the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), Family Support Division’s Refugee Resettlement Program, either directly through DSS, agreements with other Missouri state agencies, or contracted agencies.

Missouri Department of Social Services/Family Support Division:

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

Contracting Agencies

The agencies contracted to provide one or more of the above services from October 1, 2011 on are:

Region One

International Institute of Saint Louis
3401 Arsenal
Saint Louis, MO 63118
(314) 773-9090

Region Two

International Institute –
Southwest Missouri Branch

3046 S Delaware, Ste. K
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 887-4343

Region Three

Jewish Vocational Service
4600 The Paseo
Kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 471-2808

Della Lamb Community Services
500 Woodland Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 842-8040

Region Four

Refugee and Immigration Services,
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

Jefferson City Office:
1130 E Elm St.
PO Box 2183
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Columbia Office:
201 W Broadway, Bldg. 3 Suite G
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 442-7568

Additional Program Information

Links to Other Refugee Internet Resources