Refugee

Refugee

Overview

CPACS Refugee Department seeks to promote self-sufficiency and equity for the immigrant and refugee community through the provision of comprehensive social services, capacity building, and advocacy.

Services include:

  • Providing instruction and assistance to immigrant and refugee families in accessing federal/state/local-funded programs (e.g., Food Stamps, Medicaid, WIC, energy assistance, low-income housing, childcare assistance) and community services

  • Assisting clients with information and referrals based on client’s needs

  • Assistance in application completion and follow-up services

  • Relationship-building with immigrant and refugee networks and community members through outreach activities

Programs

Employment

This program tries to provide all the necessary support and preparation to ensure employment for refugees, including job search coaching, resume preparation and assistance during onboarding. 

For more information, please contact Meron Tuccu at Meron.Tuccu@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 140

Social Adjustment

This program helps refugees integrate into their new lives in the U.S. and encourages self-reliance. Components in this program include Home Management and Life Skills workshops, emergency crisis intervention and health services.

For more information, please contact Meron Tuccu at Meron.Tuccu@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 140

Information Referral

This program provides instruction and assistance in accessing federal/state/local-funded programs (Food Stamps, Medicaid, WIC, energy assistance, low-income housing, child assistance, etc.) and community services.  

For more information, please contact Puspa Alay at puspa.alay@cpacs.org or Veronica Thang at Veronica.Thang@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 153

Domestic Violence Prevention

This program provides the refugee community with workshops on domestic violence prevention by focusing on both prevention and intervention. The workshops comprise of Community Education Sessions on Family Violence, and Support Group Sessions for men and women

For more information, please contact Pabitra Rizal at Pabitra.Rizal@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 112.

Youth

This program provides After School Programs, Youth Leadership Programs, homework assistance, tutoring, community service projects to the refugee youth.

For more information, please contact Jose Fragoso at jose.fragoso@cpacs.org  or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 152.

Immigration

Providing the refugee community with immigration services including applications and/or renewals for permanent residence, naturalization, employment authorization, travel documents and other related services.

For more information, please contact Mishel Drocco at mishel.drocco@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 342.

Services to Older Refugees

The newest addition to the refugee department, this program provides services to all refugee seniors (who are not citizens) connecting them to public benefits, social services, health and wellness classes and other available senior services.

For more information, please contact Mahnaz Nassiri at mahnaz.nassiri@cpacs.org or call 770-936-0969 Ext. 138.

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