The Refugee Social Services (RSS) Program supports services that address barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Refugees are eligible to participate in RSS funded services up to 5 years from date of arrival. The majority of the programs offered are targeted toward refugees who have been in the U.S. for less than one year. Services include:
- Employment Services including assistance with job search, job placement and job retention, as well as orientation to the workplace in the U.S.
- English Language Training
- Case Management focused on removing barriers to employment
- Other Social Services including referrals to mainstream services, social adjustment
services, youth services, citizenship preparation and other services not connected to obtaining employment
The refugee resettlement agencies in Kentucky provide the majority of Refugee Social Services programming. English Language Training is offered by both resettlement agencies and community colleges.