Community Services

Refugee Resettlement - Reception and Placement

Once approved for resettlement, refugees destined for resettlement in South Florida are assigned to YCI by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Our staff assists refugees in translating their strengths, skills and past experiences into assets in their new communities.

Reception and Placement

In partnership with Virginia-based U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), YCI provides Reception and Placement program services to refugees admitted through the U.S. Resettlement Program. The coordination of admission to the U.S. is assigned through the Department of State.

YCI staff assists refugees by working closely with community members and refugees’ relatives to ensure that every individual receives a personal welcome, food and shelter, community orientation, and introduction to American systems such as school, medical, legal, and other institutions.

YCI staff also helps refugees to enroll their children in school, access healthcare and other social services, secure required U.S. documents, receive information about how to live safely and successfully in the U.S., English language training, and employment and training.

Over the past 14 years, Youth Co-Op has resettled clients from many countries including:

  • Afghanistan
  • Colombia
  • Cuba
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Nicaragua
  • Russia
  • Syria
  • Trinidad &Tobago
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela

Other Refugee Programs and Services

Office Locations

Doral Office

Hialeah Office

Boyton Beach Office

How Can I Get Help?

Contact the Youth Co-Op closest to you to get started. For additional information, please e-mail or call 305.643.6730

Because of our partners we are doing more good for more people!