Our Work

Reception and Placement

The R&P program focuses on providing core services to newly arrived refugees.  World Relief staff and volunteers work to secure apartments, provide cultural orientation, document official records, and help refugees apply for social security cards, food stamps and Medicaid. They transport refugees to health screenings, facilitate referrals to English classes, help enroll children in school, and meet with clients for the first several months they are in Columbus, encouraging progress toward self-sufficiency.