Refugee Social Services

Sponsored by the Florida Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services Program with grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement—ORR



Clients served:

Cuban/Haitian Parolees
Asian Americans
Special Immigrants of Iraqi and Afghan nationality
Cuban/Haitian entrant, or
Victims of human trafficking




*Must be a resident of the Northwest Region of Florida

  • Asylees – a person already in the United States (or applying to enter the U.S.) who demonstrates that he or she meets the definition of a refugee.
  • Parolee – Parole is a temporary status granted by DHS for humanitarian reasons or for emergent or compelling reasons of “significant public benefit.”
  • Asian Americans  – Any child born in Vietnam between January 1, 1962 – January 1, 1976 fathered by an American citizen and a spouse, child, parent, or guardian accompanying or following an Asian American.
  • Special Immigrants of Iraqi or Afghan nationality.
  • Cuban/Haitian Entrants – Cuban and Haitian nationals who hold one of the immigration statuses defined in Title V of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980 (parolees, asylum applicants, in removal proceedings).
  • Victims of Human Trafficking


The goal of the Program is to assist refugees/entrants and human trafficking victims with their resettlement process while strengthening families for successful integration and achieving self-sufficiency.

Services Provided:

  • Employment Services
  • Adult Education Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Refugee Immigration Related Services
  1. Pre-job Placement Work Adjustment Counseling Services
  2. Job development services
  3. Job placement
  4. Job placement follow-up services
  1. English Language instruction (ELI)
  2. Coordinated Academic training
  3. Vocational training


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