Refugee Assistance

Refugee public assistance involves refugee cash assistance and refugee medical assistance. Refugees are eligible for eight months after arrival in the country. These individuals enter the United States legally as a refugee pursuant to S3ection 207 of the Immigration & Naturalization Act. Eligibility criteria parallel the states Medicaid and welfare programs. Application for this assistance is made at the Department of Social Services.


The Services are Provided to:

 Expedite the resettlement process

 Quickly reduce dependence on public assistance

 Assist refugees to become employed

 Acquire English language skills

 Achieve self-sufficiency as quickly as possible

Refugees are eligible for these services for the first five years they are in the United States.


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Stacey S. Elmes, Director


1010 Main Street

PO Box 30

Danbury, NC 27016



Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:00 pm

* 4th Thursday Of Each Month

Hours: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM



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