On March 24, 2022 the Biden Administration announced that the US would welcome 100,000 Ukrainians into the US. The Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (US State Department) is responsible for determining how many Ukrainians will be admitted via the US Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP), which is the traditional resettlement program. PRM will work with all nine of the US Voluntary Resettlement Agencies (Volags) to determine how many Ukrainians will go to each region of the country.
Ascentria works with two of the Volags – Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services and Church World Service, in resettling through offices in West Springfield and Worcester, MA and in Concord, NH.
It is not anticipated that many children will be placed in the US. As of today, there are only three children under the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
Ascentria has started resettling Ukrainians in New England. Learn more about how you can help by scrolling up!
Ascentria Care Alliance is resettling Afghan families throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Your help is needed to ensure that they have the resources they need to access legal aid, housing, and living essentials.
There has been a groundswell of community support throughout New England to resettle Afghan refugees, humanitarian parolees, and those individuals granted Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) protection following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. We are heartened by this support as we all see this humanitarian crisis playing out in real-time.
Yes! Ascentria works with our national partners to assist refugees from countries all over the world. We help resettle refugees year-round in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
The term “Refugee” is a legal status granted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to persons forced to flee their home country due to persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political views, or membership in a particular social group.
UNHCR identifies durable solutions for refugees, including repatriation, local integration into the country of first asylum, or as a last resort, 3rd
- Approximately 80% of refugees are women and children.
- The average length of stay in a refugee camp is 17 years.
- Resettlement in a new country is available to less than 1% of the world’s refugees.
We are so grateful for your interest in supporting Ascentria’s Services for New Americans program and those we serve. To make a difference for refugees in New England, please make a donation today
to our refugee program, or consider joining a Neighborhood Support Team
Neighborhood Support Teams (NSTs) work alongside Ascentria case managers to help refugee families and individuals access resources, recover and heal, and build self-sufficient lives here in the U.S. NSTs are formed when a community decides that they want to make the commitment to sponsor an individual or family by providing supports for up to one year.
Because we are talking about a long-term relationship between the community and the resettled individuals and families, it is imperative that both parties are involved in the matching process. Community placements of refugees will take into account the resettled peoples’ interests, preferred location, and overall compatibility with the community.
We're currently accepting a variety of items, such as:
- Gift cards
- Mattresses (new or good condition)
- Infant formula
- Bedding supplies
- Household essentials
- Bus passes
- First aid supplies
- Tablets and/or computers
- Cell phones