Federal refugee resettlement program regulations mandate the holding of regionally quarterly consultations to promote the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information by stakeholders in the resettlement process, including refugees, refugee community-based organizations, voluntary resettlement agencies, service providers, and government agencies. Attendance at all consultations is open to the public.
Issues of key concern addressed through the consultations include employment, the resettlement process, self-sufficiency, adult education, mental health, public benefits, state and federal policy, refugee demographics, best practices in service delivery, job market trends, US citizenship, and coordination of public and private-sector programs.
Pennsylvania hosts an annual statewide consultation and quarterly regional consultations. Click here to view upcoming quarterly consultations and download minutes from prior consultations.