Partners In Refugee Resettlement
Lutheran Social Services National Capitol Area
LSSNCA is one of the three authorized resettlement agencies in the DMV area. GNCH is an implementing partner for LSS. in 2015, GNCH fully sponsored a family from Afghanistan designated to us by LSS, and we continue to maintain contact with them. The many apartments we furnish are at the request of LSS for their assigned families. LSS has a staff of case workers and administrators who handle the initial orientation of new refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. These professionals assist them in finding housing, registering with state agencies for social services and education, arrange for baseline medical exams and vaccinations, as well as identifying employment opportunities.
4406 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20011
Phone (202) 723-300
Solutions for Hometown Connections
SHC focuses principally on supporting women and children through classes and individual tutoring programs for gaining basic English language and other life skills neccessary for their successful assimilation in a new country.
(mail only) 4423 Lehigh Rd., P.O. 458
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 615-1034
Ethiopian Community Development Council
ECDC is also one of the three authorized resettlement agencies in the DMV area. When families arrive, their staff of case workers and administrators assist new refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers in finding housing, registering with state agencies for social services and education, and identifying employment opportunities and training. The agencies also arrange for each family member to receive medical and dental baseline examinations.
8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 800
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (703) 685-0510 ext. 222
NOVA_Friends of Refugees
This list serve is a life line for posting information, requests and events pertinent to the refugee resettlement service providers as well as the new arrivals.
International Rescue Committee
IRC is another locally authorized resettlement agency in the DMV area. Their case workers and administrators work with new refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers assisting them in finding housing, registering with state agencies for social services and education as well as arranging medical and dental exams for each family member. The case workers help the head of household to identify employment opportunities and training to become self sustaining.
8719 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (301) 562-8633
Homes Not Borders
HNB provides furnishings for new arrivals. Donated furnishings can be picked up by a team of volunteers and refugees employed and trained by HNB. Carpenter training is provided in their workshop where wooden furniture in need of restoration can be repaired and prepared for a future life. Opportunities for artisanship and skilled craftsmanship is encouraged and mentoring programs assist talented entreprenurs in finding markets for their work and longer term jobs.