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Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS)

Human Services

Refugee and Immigrant Services (RIS)

Catholic Charities CYO

Provides support and sponsorship to legal status refugees.

Description:

Sponsors refugees. Service includes an assessment of individual needs, family reunification, employment counseling, and case management follow-up on refugees' progress towards cultural and economic assimilation and self-reliance. Most immigration issues are covered. Holds consultations for current clients on Thursdays at St. Francis Center, 151 Buckingham Avenue, Redwood City 94063, and Fridays at St. Matthew, 1 Notre Dame Avenue, San Mateo 94402. Call ahead for appointments. Workshops for new clients are held Mondays at 1pm. No appointment is necessary. There is a consultation fee. Formerly known as Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Family and Immigrant Services.

Location

Public Transit:

MUNI - J Church. BART - Glen Park Station.
180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 37.7907667 -122.3933562 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Lao
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Accessibility Options:

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair

Services

Fees:

None for most services. Varies according to income for immigration services.

Audience:

Refugees and immigrants

Eligibility:

Legal refugee status, humanitarian parolee, asylum seeker or immigrant

How to Apply:

Call for information.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to program.

Service Areas:

  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County