Des Moines

USCRI’s Des Moines Field Office (USCRI Des Moines) has been bringing hope and opportunity to Iowa’s newest community members since 2010.

USCRI Des Moines has welcomed over 4,000 refugees from around the world to Central Iowa. Refugees resettled in Des Moines come primarily from Afghanistan, Bhutan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Burma, Sudan, Somalia and Syria. Newly arrived refugees receive comprehensive services including housing placement, cultural orientation, school enrollment, healthcare coordination, and employment preparation and placement.

Additional services offered at USCRI Des Moines include pro- and low-bono immigration legal services through the Legal Services Program, extended healthcare case management through the Refugee Wellness Program, survivor-centered and trauma-informed services to survivors of human trafficking through the Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Services (TAPS) Program, and relationship enhancement skills for youth through READY4Life.

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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 sponsorships.

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