Domestic CO Programs

Numerous agencies around the country have provided descriptions of their CO content and delivery, so that others may consider various ways to structure and provide CO in their own content. In addition, SEARAC and the COR Center collaborated to produce a webinar to discuss identifying community orientation needs, providing orientation, and future directions and strategies.


Webinar - Community-Based  Organizations in Orientation: This webinar, a collaboration between the Cultural Orientation Resource Center and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), features presenters from different ethnic and community groups that assist refugees with orientation and adjusting to life in the United States.

This document describes the agency's orientation content and delivery, while attachments give the agency's general Orientation Guidelines and Arrival/Health/Safety/Hygiene Orientation content


This information includes a description of the services and orientation provided, as well as a 10-page outline of the program's 12-session Community Orientation and Pre-Employment Training program

Two-page description of the various programs and orientation initiatives of the only refugee resettlement agency in the Eastern part of North Carolina

Two-page document describing the collaboration between several agencies in Chicago to offer orientation sessions and meet additional refugee needs

One page description of the BFCOH program, which brings together three organizations in Houston to provide regular orientation sessions to Bhutanese community members

Three-page description of the partnership between Erie City School District and International Institute of Erie in providing orientation to parents and youth

PDF of a PowerPoint presentation clarifying the structure of the multi-agency Houston Cultural Orientation Collaborative

These documents describe the Kentucky Refugee Ministries CO program in Louisville, KY.

These documents describe the topics and schedule for the CO collaborative in Fargo, ND.