The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program:
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) administers refugee resettlement services and time limited cash and limited medical assistance for eligible beneficiaries. https://www.azdes.gov/Landing.aspx?id=7504
VOLAG, sometimes spelled Volag or VolAg, is an abbreviation for “Voluntary Agency”. This term refers to any of the ten U.S. private agencies and one state agency that have cooperative agreements with the State Department to provide reception and placement services for refugees arriving in the United States. These agencies use funding from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) along with self-generated resources to provide refugees with a range of services including sponsorship, initial housing, food and clothing, orientation and counseling. VOLAGs may also contract with the Office of Refugee Resettlement (part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) to provide job placement, English language training and other social services.
The current VOLAGs in Arizona include:
Catholic Charities, Community Services (Phoenix)
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona (Tucson)
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (Phoenix)
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest (Tucson)
International Rescue Committee (Phoenix)
International Rescue Committee (Tucson)
Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services
Ethnic Based Community Organizations or ECBOs are refugee led non-profits that seek to serve other refugees.
The current ECBOs in Arizona include:
Bhutanese: Bhutanese Mutual Assistance Association of Tucson
Burundi: Burundi-Arizona Heritage Organization
Eritrean: Eritrean Community of Arizona