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USCRI Albany

The USCRI Albany Field Office has welcomed more than 4,500 newcomers to Albany, New York since 2005. Refugees resettled in Albany come primarily from Afghanistan, Burma, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Syria. Newly arrived refugees receive a comprehensive set of services including housing placement, cultural orientation, school enrollment, coordination of initial health appointments, referrals to ESL classes and employment preparation and placement.

USCRI Albany


Housing, Employment and Interpreting

These services are offered to refugees and survivors of trafficking to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible.

Health and Mental Health

Health services and mental health counseling are provided to refugees, immigrants unaccompanied minors and survivors of trafficking.


The Immigration Legal Services Program offers low-cost, professional legal representation to low-income refugees and immigrants and their families with family- and humanitarian-based immigration matters.

Social Services

Social services may include family support, matching grants, employment, and intensive case management.


There are a number of ways to volunteer, either locally or through a fundraiser or campaign. Find a local field office near you or check out our ongoing fundraisers and sponsorships to see how you can help. We also participate in corporate partnerships.

For inquiries about volunteering at USCRI Albany, email us at: info@uscri-albany.org. Please include an area of interest from the list below:

  • Mentorship
  • Legal
  • Transportation
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Youth
  • Technical needs
  • Home set-up

Our Latest

Brotherly Love

Volodymyr and his wife Oleksandra arrived in the U.S. as refugees from Ukraine in 2019, after suffering years of persecution because of their religion. “My wife and I are very thankful to USCRI for helping us come to the U.S. and move into our apartment,” he says. Anxious to support themselves, they looked for work […]

Private Funders Unite to Support Community Sponsorship of Refugees in the United States

Catalyst Fund announces its inaugural slate of grantees from across the country. March 1, 2021, New York – The first private fund to expand community sponsorship in the United States announced its inaugural slate of grantees today. Eight local community organizations from across the country have been selected. The Community Sponsorship Catalyst Fund, a collaboration supported […]

Sisters Making a Difference Together

Sisters Furaha and Mukanoheli, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, work and learn side by side in our FARM (Fostering Agriculture among Refugee Mentees) program. “I like it, we use teamwork and learn about agriculture,” says Furaha. “I like using the ladder and building the tents,” says Mukanoheli. FARM takes place onsite at the Radix Ecological […]