***Important Notice***

If you have temporary immigration status through the federal Temporary Protected Status program, we encourage you to explore other immigration status options.  It is important to explore your options now, far in advance of the program ending, because accessing other options may take some time.  The California Department of Social Services has funded organizations that can assist you.  These organizations have met high professional standards, and are located in the same communities they serve.  A list of these organizations, sorted by region of California, is available here:  http://www.cdss.ca.gov/Benefits-Services/More-Services/Immigration-Services/Immigration-Services-Contractors.

Refugee Programs

About the Refugee Programs Bureau:

The Refugee Programs Bureau (RPB) on behalf of the California Department of Social Services provides statewide administration of California's Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) and the Cuban/Haitian Entrant Program (CHEP) within pertinent federal guidelines, funding constraints and the State Plan.  The RPB has responsibility for managing and coordinating the delivery of benefits and services to the refugee and entrant populations of California in partnership with counties and local refugee service providers.  The RPB also has oversight responsibility for the Repatriation Program, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program, Refugee School Impact, Older Refugee Discretionary and the Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program.

RBP Vision:

Empowering individuals to successfully transition and grow in California communities.

RPB Mission:

It is the RPB's mission to provide state-level leadership and coordination of refugee programs and services to achieve successful refugee resettlement and self-sufficiency in California.  

RPB Units:

Internally the RPB is comprised of three units that are responsible for overseeing the state's administrative functions.  They include the following:  Policy Unit, County Operations & Performance Unit and the Funding & Data Unit. 

Contact Information:

RPB Staff Roster
Email: RPB@dss.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 654-4356
Fax: (916) 654-7187

Mailing Address:

Refugee Programs Bureau
P.O. Box 944243, MS 8-9-646
Sacramento, CA  94244-2430

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