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).
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
The external links below are to refugee-impacted counties that have refugee program information on-line. Please
address any comments regarding the content or accuracy of the information to the respective
Webmasters/Administrators. For questions regarding State program information, send email to
* = Not receiving funding
Other Counties' Refugee Programs:
... more county websites