Reception and Placement (R&P) Program


World Relief Sacramento's Reception & Placement program provides a maximum of 90 days of case management to newly-arrived refugees. If WRS has provided core services before the 90 days, cases can be closed after 30 days. Most refugees coming through WRS's doors participate in the R&P program, while a few participate in our Match Grant program.

The core services caseworkers assist families with are defined in accordance with the Department of State’s Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), which oversees the implementation of the federal refugee resettlement program. WRS recognizes that families often need assistance beyond these basic services in order to feel well-connected to their communities in such a short amount of time. It is important to note, however, that caseworkers will never be able to meet all the needs of each individual family we serve, as it is unrealistic that everything be addressed in 90 days.

Throughout the R&P period, the goal of those who work in refugee resettlement is to promote independence and self-sufficiency by finding ways to empower our families to be their own best advocates in a new and oftentimes confusing world. We also work together to connect families to ongoing community support, resources, and services for which they are eligible. To this end, we are very grateful for the assistance of volunteers like you who walk alongside our families and help them achieve their full potential – not by doing for, but by doing with.


Resettlement Basics

  • An individual one-time Resettlement Grant of $925/person from the US government, to be used towards rent and basic needs, is disbursed by the local World Relief field office.

  • WRS is responsible for providing core services through direct case management lasting a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 90 days.

  • Families agree to pay back the cost of their airfare to travel to the United States.

  • Self-sufficiency is the fundamental objective of the U.S. refugee resettlement program