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Using This Site

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Refugee Programs' Bureau (RPB) website administrators will keep you informed of any technical changes made to the site that affect user functionality. For questions regardingcontent or materialpublished on this website, please usethe Contact Us webpage for assistance. Also, please feel free to provide your suggestionsfor website improvements for a more user friendly experience.

Finding Information on the Website:

Use our "Search" feature located at the top-right of the screen. This feature can help you find information published within this site. You need only enter a word or a few letters to find what you arelooking for. Then click the "GO" button to see your search results. In addition, you can use the Site Map to view a list of web pages available within the site or Contact Us for further assistance.

Portable Document Format (PDF):

Throughout this web site there are various PDF file links that are included to provide our customers with more detailed information regarding special announcements and events, as well as standard reports, program and general information, and various contact lists. The PDFs can be viewed and printed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. This free program and instructions on its use can be obtained from the Adobe website.

Cookies and Security:

This site does not use cookies in any way. However, Active Server Pages (ASP) may still send a cookie to your machine. This is due to the way ASP communicates. You can refuse this cookie or turn cookies off in your browser and it should not interfere with the functionality of this site.

External Website Links:

Links to external websites are for informational purposes only. The information on external websites is believed accurate but not guaranteed. The CDSS and the RPB disclaims liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to refuse or delete any link. Acknowledgement of these websites does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring bythe CDSS and/or the RPB. Any comments regarding the content or accuracy of information within any of the external websites should be addressed to the respective Webmasters/Administrators. Please seethe Conditions of Use policy for more information on our limitation of liability.

Website Contact:

If you have questions regarding the content posted on the RPB website, please use the Contact Us webpage. For specific refugee program questions, please send an email to RPB@dss.ca.gov or call916.654.4356, or fax 916.654.7187.


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