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Youth and Elderly Services

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program is Washington State’s Foster Care program for refugee children who arrive in the U.S. with no parent or guardian. The program places minors in foster care with specially trained local families, and provides culturally appropriate social service support.

The Refugee School Impact Grant provides services to refugee children in Washington public schools, particularly in areas where there are large numbers of refugee families.

The Refugee Elders Grant links refugee elders, age 60 and older, with appropriate services that reduce social isolation and depression, supporting their ability to live more independently with dignity in their communities.