Refugee and Entrant Assistance - Wilson/Fish Programs

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Employment/Career Development Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

The purpose of the Wilson/Fish Alternative Program is to provide integrated services and cash assistance to increase refugees (and other Office of Refugee Resettlement populations) prospects for early employment and self-sufficiency. The program also aims to reduce their level of welfare dependence and promote coordination among voluntary resettlement agencies and services providers.

Administration

Refugee and Entrant Assistance - Wilson/Fish Programs is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a refugee who was granted asylum and is now a U.S. citizen. You must also be of Amerasian, Cuban, or Haitian heritage, or a victim of trafficking.

Application Details

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) currently funds 13 Wilson/Fish programs that operate throughout twelve states: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, plus San Diego County, and California.

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