Refugee and Immigrant Services (RISe) has two areas of service: Refugee Foster Care and Refugee Resettlement. Find out how you can be involved, below:
Refugee Foster Care
Become a foster parent today.
Every year, thousands of children and youths around the world are separated from their families because of war, persecution, and trafficking. These refugee and immigrant children & youth end up alone, unaccompanied, and are in need of protection, support, and resources.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County invites you to welcome a refugee youth into your life. As part of RISe, our Refugee Foster Care program places unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors into loving homes all over the Bay Area.
To become a foster parent is easier than you think because we believe that foster families come in all shapes and sizes -- you can be of any faith, race, or age over 21, marital status, and so forth. We will be with you every step of the way; from getting a foster parent license to the entire time your foster child is with you!
Join us in changing a life today.
For more information, please contact us at:
1 (866) 842-1467
For more information on refugee news updates, fostercare program updates, please follow us on Twitter: @RISeBayArea
What are Refugees?
Refugees are individuals and families forced to flee their countries of origin due to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or a political group
For over 30 years, RISe (Refugee and Immigrant Services) of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County is the only agency in the South Bay that resettles refugees from all around the world.
What do we provide?
As part of the Refugee Resettlement process, we provide:
- Cash Assistance, furnishings, and essential needs
- Education Classes including, but not limited to:Vocational English as a Second Language, Computer Classes, Job training, Life Skills
- Referrals to Community Resources
- Case Management Services
How can I help?
We believe that helping our refugees rebuild their lives is a community effort. Partner with us to change a life:
- Provide Employment Opportunities
- Sponsor a newly arrived, refugee family
For more information, please contact our Refugee Resettlement Program at: