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.