Initial Resettlement

World Relief-Modesto (WRM) resettles an average of about 300 refugees per year. WRM staff and volunteers greet newly arriving refugees at the airport to welcome them to United States. World Relief then provides initial resettlement services to refugees for 30 to 90 days after arrival in Stanislaus County. In partnership with local churches and volunteers, our resettlement services aim to aid in refugees’ adjustment to the new culture and provide support as a catalyst for self-sufficiency. World Relief Modesto provides core services to clients, including (but not limited to):

  • Meeting and transportation from the airport
  • Safe, affordable housing and initial rent assistance
  • Furniture and basic household items
  • Climate appropriate clothing
  • Arrangements for medical examinations and necessary immunizations
  • Assistance in applying for refugee benefits and social security cards
  • Enrollment in ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Assistance with employment and job readiness training
  • An orientation to life in America
  • An orientation to the community
  • Translation services as needed