County Refugee Coordinators

County Refugee Coordinators (CRCs) are individuals in refugee-impacted counties who develop strategies and operating procedures, and oversee funding for their county's refugee services and programs. 

In performing the above activities, CRCs coordinate with Resettlement Agencies (RAs); Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBOs); faith/community-based organizations (CBOs); and various local partners, such as school districts; healthcare providers; law enforcement; employment and training agencies and local employers. With input from these partners and members of the refugee community, CRCs develop their county plans for refugee services, which are approved by the county Board of Supervisors and certified by the California Department of Social Services. See the County Refugee Coordinators fact sheet for more on their role and responsibilities and the list below for CRC's contact information. 

Note:  The list is in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).  Please see Tips for Using Adobe PDF Files for details.

Refugee Impacted Counties

Refugee program benefits and services in California are provided at the local level by county social services/welfare departments (or they contract with local refugee service providers to deliver direct services).  Certain California counties where large populations of refugees reside are designated as refugee-impacted.  These refugee-impacted counties offer additional employment and social services to refugees. Refugees who live in these counties may be eligible for special employment services and training. Current refugee-impacted counties receiving funding are:  Alameda, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Stanislaus.

Refugee forum meetings are held in most of these counties to discuss the issues and concerns of the refugee population in an effort to develop solutions for implementing services for successful refugee resettlement. 

In these counties, generally, refugee programs and services are administered by a County Refugee Coordinator (CRC) (who also contract with local service providers).  Contact the CRC for your county to determine what services are available in your community.  Visit the County Welfare Directors Association website for contact and location information to county social services/welfare departments statewide.  For more refugee program information, visit our Benefits, Services and Resources and Information  pages.

County Benefit Links

County links for information about Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Trafficking and Crime Victim Assistance Program (TCVAP), CalWORKs, and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) programs.

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Refugee Programs Bureau
P.O. Box 944243, MS 9-6-646
Sacramento, CA  94244-2430
(916) 654-4356

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