Overview Refugee Health in Arizona

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides benefits and services to assist the resettlement and local integration of specific populations. These benefits and services, collectively referred to as the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” are available to eligible persons from the following groups: Refugees, Asylees, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Iraqi and Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, Amerasians, and Victims of human trafficking

*Within this section, when the term “refugee” and “refugees and other eligible beneficiaries” is used, it is inclusive of individuals with the statuses above.*


In Arizona, the Refugee Resettlement Program is located in the Department of Economic Security, and is called the “Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program”, or RRP. All services and benefits that are contracted by RRP are federally funded through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the Administration for Children and Families. Only individuals with the above immigration statuses are eligible for RRP administered benefits and services, although some resettlement agencies in Arizona have additional services through separate funding sources for individuals without a qualifying immigration status, such as asylum-seekers.

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