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    Links to State and Federal Partners

    • Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA)
      MORA provides support and services to refugees to ease their transition into American society, and serves as a resource to the Governor and General Assembly on refugee and immigrant policy.
    • Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
      ORR provides people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
      USCIS is responsible for establishing immigration services, policies and priorities and adjudicating immigrant petitions and asylum and refugee applications.
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immigrant and Refugee and Health
      CDC is the lead federal public health agency. DGMQ is committed to reducing morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases among immigrants, refugees, international travelers, and other mobile populations that cross international borders. Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
    • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
      PRM has primary responsibility within the U.S. government for formulating policies on population, refugees, and migration, and for administering U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs. Operated by the U.S. Department of State.

    Links to National/International Groups and Websites with Translated Documents

    • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), UN Refugee Agency
      The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.
    • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
      Acts to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.
    • Cultural Orientation Resource Center
      Provides cultural orientation training materials for refugees as well as cultural backgrounder publications for refugee service providers in the U.S.
    • EthnoMed
      Provides information about culture, language, health, illness and community resources directly accessible to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups.
    • Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN)HealthReach - Health Information in Many Languages
      A national collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals, whose objective is to provide quality multilingual, health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees.

    Resettlement Agencies

    VOLAGs contract with the Department of State to provide reception and placement services such as airport pick up on arrival to Maryland, basic orientation, housing, employment, ESL, and health services to refugees.

    Refugee Health Assessment Provider Contacts

    • Baltimore Medical System, Inc (BMS)
      BMS is a community-based, independent non-profit dedicated to improving the health and wellness of medically underserved communities in the Greater Baltimore area. BMS is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides refugee health assessments as well as primary care physicians for residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, as well as Anne Arundel, Frederick, Harford, and Howard Counties.
      • Please email RefugeeHealth@bmsi.org or call 443-703-3404
    • CCI Health and Wellness Services
      ​CCI is an FQHC with multiple locations in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties that provides refugee health assessments for residents of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties​. CCI can also provide primary care and dental services for their patients. 
      • Please email Lesvia.Velasquez@cciweb.org or call 667-770-6760