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Refugee Resettlement Services

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Since 1948, Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska has worked with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Department of State to welcome and resettle refugee families. CSS offers many of the services involved with helping families integrate into the community, including: 

  • Community & Cultural Orientation

  • Transportation to Medical Appointments

  • English Language & Citizenship Classes

  • Employment Services

To learn more, contact our Refugee Resettlement Director at 402.327.6231

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