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Family Reunification Program


Who We Are

Migration and Refugee Services provides community based family reunification services to unaccompanied children who are in immigration proceedings. With support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, MRS through its national network of more than 200 social service agencies, provides a necessary safety net for families who have been separated by migration. MRS' network provides home assessments and post-release services to strengthen recently reunified families and help them integrate into local communities.

What We Do

 The program provides an alternative to detention and supports family reunification whenever possible.

  Home Study Services     Post- Release Services
  • 1-4 Home Visits
  • Assess potential risks of placement & determines whether this sponsor & proposed environment are suitable
  • Provide sponsors with psychosocial education on the child's unique needs
  • Identify family strengths and social supports
  • Help families develop an individualized plan for successful integration
  • Continuous assessment of child's safety and well-being
  • Referrals to affordable and bilingual community resources
  • Systems advocacy to overcome barriers to services
  • Family preservation services to mitigate risk for breakdown

How You Can Help

Partner with us to provide family reunification services for recently reunified families! Contact Children’s Services / (202-541-3081) at USCCB to learn how you can assist in family reunification efforts. 


Please help us increase our level of service by making a tax-deductible contribution.

If you are in New York, Florida, or Washington, DC, make your donation online.  Residents of other states should visit the Unaccompanied Children's Fund

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