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COMO YOU KNOW: Refugee and Immigration Services

Sunday, May 11, 2014 | 4:02 p.m. CDT

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Summary:

The Refugee and Immigration Services of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City is an organization that assists in relocating and placing refugees in the Columbia and Jefferson City area.

Factbox:

Address: 201 W. Broadway, Building 5 Suite B, Columbia, MO 65203

Phone: 442-7568

Full text:

The Refugee and Immigration Services of the Diocese of Jefferson City is an organization dedicated to assisting in the relocation and placement of refugees in the Columbia and Jefferson City area. The organization is a branch of the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City and provides both resettlement and immigration programs.

The resettlement program provides services for original and secondary refugees, as defined by the federal government that includes primary assistance, such as housing, food and clothing, and long-term services, such as education and transportation.

The immigration services provided by the office are not restricted to refugees, and certified immigration lawyers provide counseling at a discounted rate for any person seeking immigration counseling or status adjustment.

Links and sources:

Organization's website

Refugee Resettlement Office helps relocate Cuban refugees

Church honors woman's decades of work with refugees, 2005 article

Local woman dedicates life to helping African refugees, 2010 article

Updated: May 11, 2014


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