Match Grant: Eligible individuals must enroll within 31 days of grant of status as an asylee, Cuban/Haitian Entrant or Victim of Trafficking. Once enrolled, the program offers intensive employment assistance, English classes, resume preparation, job placement and cash assistance as an alternative to welfare for 120 days. Case managers, job developers and employment trainers follow up and support clients in their journey to self-sufficiency. Match Grant also offers cash assistance as an alternative to welfare during the initial months of resettlement. Individuals should not wait to enroll until they have received a Social Security card or Employment Authorization Card.
Refugee Social Services Program: RSSP is for eligible individuals seeking employment who have been granted status as an asylee, Cuban/Haitian Entrant or Victim of Trafficking within the past five years. RSSP provides job preparation, job placement and other support employment and social services.
New York Refugee Resettlement Program: NYSRRAP offers case management, cultural orientation, ESL and other supportive services regardless of how long it has been since arrival or date of status.
Individuals should not wait to enroll until they have received a Social Security card or Employment Authorization Card. All services are free and confidential.
Please find enclosed the flyer describing our programs. Please feel free to contact our office at (212) 419-3764; or you can contact me if you have any questions or if you would like me to visit your site.
Match Grant Coordinator
Refugee Resettlement Office
Catholic Charities Community Services
1011 First Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10022-4134
Tel: (212) 419-3702
Fax: (212) 688-4178