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The department of Migration and Refugee Services at USCCB is the largest refugee resettlement agency in the world. MRS is a leader among non-governmental agencies in addressing the needs of refugee children forced to flee their homes due to war or persecution, along with vulnerable children migrating to the U.S. to escape community and familial violence, poverty and hunger. With support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of State, MRS works with a national network of 12 state licensed Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) foster care programs for the on-going care of unaccompanied children.
To learn more about the services provided to children in the URM program and the different living arrangements that are available, please click here.
Learn how you can become a foster parent to an unaccompanied refugee or immigrant minor! The URM foster care programs are separate from domestic foster care programs in that they have been developed by agencies with expertise in working with foreign-born children. Foster families are oriented towards the particular needs of refugee and immigrant children. Contact Children's Services / 202-541-3081 for more information.
Help our Foster Care program 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 National Catholic Fund for Migration and Refugee Services.
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