Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program, a local affiliate of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services, provides core resettlement services to newly arrived refugee individuals and families. Once we receive notice of a family's approaching arrival, we must secure and furnish an apartment where they will begin their new life. Relying almost totally on donations of gently used items from community members and corporate donors, these first homes are furnished with minimal but comfortable belongings.

Case managers and sometimes already-established family members work with arriving refugees to complete critical tasks such as applying for Social Security cards and short-term benefits, receiving a medical screening and immunizations through Siloam Family Health Center, and enrolling adults in ESL and children in school.

Our diverse staff comes from at least 10 countries and speaks over 20 different languages, but we still depend heavily on volunteers to help clients with social and cultural adjustment. For some of our clients, everyday tasks such as navigating a city bus line, grocery shopping and cooking on a stove are completely new ventures. Our volunteers are invaluable in assisting with these lessons eventually leading to self-sufficiency.

The services of our Basic Needs Programs work to meet the needs of people we serve in a supportive way.
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Immigration Services provides counseling, assistance in completing immigration forms and photographs to individuals seeking assistance in most immigration matters.
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Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has always been engaged in the humanitarian aid to refugees, starting with the finding of foster homes for 43 Cuban refugee children in 1962.
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If you are a parent looking for support to reduce stressors and increase your skills, our staff can help you with opportunities to meet the many challenges faced by families.
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A variety of services are provided to the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee by Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.'s Hispanic Services programs.
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Catholic Charities' Living at Home program assists seniors in their efforts to age in place.
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Since 1976, Catholic Charities School Counseling Program has helped thousands of students and their families find their way during times of distress.
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Caring Choices is a state-licensed adoption agency operated by Catholic Charities of TN, Inc. serving all races and religions.
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We have been engaged in humanitarian aid to refugee since 1962. Thousands from more than 35 countries have received help through Catholic Charities.
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Nashville, TN 37214
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