PURPOSE: To provide temporary assistance to new refugees, asylees, parolees, and victims of trafficking to aid them in becoming self sufficient.
WHAT WE DO: Issue cash assistance monthly in the form of checks to eligible clients.
SERVICE CRITERIA: Clients must meet eligibility requirements and be enrolled and comply with employment services. Clients are only eligible for service during the first 8 months after they arrive to the US. The 8 months are split in half so that during the first four months, the RCA payment is substantially higher than the payment during the last four months.
CHURCH ENGAGEMENT: Volunteers could host a budgeting class in adjunct to an English class or separately. Possibly church families who are paired with refugees help them learn how to cash checks/make money orders/pay bills.
CONTACT: Rebecca Armenta at RRoldan-Armenta@wr.org for more information.