Community Services and Public Assistance

This unit provides participants with an overview of the services and assistance available to refugees in their new communities. For materials from the unit to use directly with refugees, see the R&P Orientation Curriculum Community Services and Public Assistance Toolkit.

The document below contains the full unit, and focuses on these key points:

Many different services are available to residents. Local resettlement agencies help refugees access some of these services.

Getting involved in the local community, is a good way to meet other people, learn more about the community and what it has to offer, and ease the stress of adjusting to a new country and culture.