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Navigating life as an immigrant in a new country can be both exciting and challenging. To assist newcomers on their journey to the United States, a comprehensive list of resources designed to provide guidance, support, and information for a successful transition is arranged by region, state, and national.

San Diego & Los Angeles

Access California Services is the go-to resource center for refugees in Orange County. We are contracted with the County of Orange Social Services Agency to provide case management and employment services through Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), a program that offers cash aid to help refugees resettle, learn English and find employment.

Free immigration services and consultations assist immigrants on the road toward citizenship by providing free and low-cost legal services.

Urban Street Angels tackles youth homelessness in the San Diego, California area by providing housing, meals, school supplies, and more.

Al Otro Lado es una organización con la cual nos asociamos, que brinda apoyo legal y humanitario integral a refugiados indigentes, deportados y otros migrantes en los EE. UU. Y Tijuana a través de una práctica multidisciplinaria, centrada en el cliente y basada en la reducción de daños. Brindan servicios legales directos y gratuitos en ambos lados de la frontera México-Estados Unidos y más allá.

Jewish Family Service provides robust immigration legal services in addition to humanitarian and respite shelter for asylum seekers who have been released into the United States by the Department of Homeland Security.

Catholic Charities’attorneys and immigration specialists offer help for immigrants, refugees, and asylees who are in need of free and low-cost legal and social services.

Refugee Employment Services administers refugee employment and support services through a network of contracted services providers that support newly arriving refugee families’ goal of economic self-sufficiency.


Alameda County Services provides employment services, Vocational English as a Second Language classes, and help with social adjustment.

Cash Assistance Program is a 100 percent state-funded program designed to provide monthly cash benefits to aged, blind, and disabled non-citizens who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP) solely due to their immigration status.

Refugee & Immigrant Transitions, operating in the San Francisco Bay Area. RIT provides free education, family engagement, and community leadership programs.

California Welcoming Task Force is a binational coalition dedicated to re-envisioning how the U.S. can welcome people seeking asylum safely and expeditiously at our border by coordinating across sectors: humanitarian, legal, health, advocacy, and communications.

Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants founded in 2005 by bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, CERI is an Oakland-based nonprofit organization offering mental health and other social services to refugees and immigrants affected by war, torture, genocide, and other life-altering traumas.

World Relief works alongside the community to welcome refugees and immigrants to Southern California by providing immigration and legal services and youth programs.

Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.

Immigration Legal Fellowship Project The California Department of Social Services has funded non-profit organizations to provide removal defense services in California’s Central Coast and Central Valley.


Church World Service offers a variety of services including housing, resettlement, and food security.

Families at the Border supports the health needs of asylum-seekers through medical education, advocacy, and capacity-building.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has refugee resettlement offices in 33 locations throughout the U.S. LIRS is committed to ensuring the provision of safe, secure, and culturally competent services to clients served by our local offices.

CPB One App is the free mobile application that enables noncitizens without appropriate documents for admission who seek to travel to the US through certain southwest border land ports of entry the ability to submit information through a module within the application. provides a list of the documents that can be used to show immigration status.

Upward Globally helps immigrants and refugees get back to work in their chosen fields.

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International Rescue Committee helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

US Office of Refugee Resettlement provides new populations with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the United States. The programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.


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