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Among the most critical priorities for refugee newcomers is quickly finding work. Episcopal Migration Ministries and its affiliates help new Americans develop the language and employment skills they need to find a job, support their families and pursue their goals.

Our programs provide the intensive employment training and counseling required to help refugees find work and contribute to their local communities. And local affiliate staff connect refugees with companies looking for hard-working and reliable employees.

Funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, Episcopal Migration Ministries' Matching Grant program also leverages community support through gifts and volunteer hours that complement federal dollars to help refugees stand on their own feet.

Once they have income and knowledge of American systems, many refugees go on to start businesses, pursue higher education and become leaders in the community, opportunities most never had before arriving in the U.S.