Where Can I Go to Help Refugees in Minnesota?

Many organizations across Minnesota offer their services to newly arrived refugees. We’d like to include some of them here.

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This list is an ongoing effort. Know of another organization in Minnesota that helps refugees make a home there? Email [email protected] to let us know!

Multi-County Organizations

Arrive Ministries

This organization services the following counties: Twin Cities, Stearn County, Olmsted County, Kandiyohi County

“Arrive Ministries is a refugee resettlement agency providing essential services and practical assistance to refugees and immigrants to advance self-sufficiency…We mobilize volunteers, in partnership with local churches, to extend love and friendship to our new neighbors to promote thriving in a new homeland.”


This organization services the following counties: Twin Cities and Stearn County

“We advocate for and act to increase equity and social justice through programs, services, community organizing and collaborative leadership that create equitable opportunities for African refugees and immigrant children, youth and families to thrive. As Central Minnesota’s largest BIPOC agency, our goal is to help develop the necessary support and tools for our families to become their own advocates and agents of change.”

Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota

This organization services the following counties: Freeborn County, Mower County, Blue Earth County, Olmsted County, Winona County

“CCRRP carries out refugee services to address needs by providing direct case management and networking with the intention of building financial independence. Financial self-sufficiency is achieved through acquiring safe and stable housing, asset building, financial literacy training, and basic employment soft skills training which assists refugees in gaining the ability to secure employment, a more sustainable and significant source of financial independence”

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

This organization services the following counties: Twin Cities and Stearn County

“We help resettle refugees, provide low-cost immigration legal services and work with community groups to create greater understanding, bridge cultures and support refugees.”

Minnesota Council of Churches

This organization services the following counties: Twin Cities and Blue Earth County

“We provide specialized services for individuals with humanitarian protection status to assist them on the path to self-sufficiency and support them as they work towards achieving their dreams. We strive to provide excellent, holistic, family-centered services that provide abundant support to refugees and their families.”

Olmsted County

United Way Olmsted

“Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1984 in Rochester, Minnesota, IMAA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugee and immigrant residents.”

Hennepin County


“We help immigrants, refugees, and those in need meet their basic needs, reach financial stability, and get engaged in their communities.”


We build a meaningful life for and with the displaced. Not simply basic needs, but a life filled with joy, dignity, connection, and purpose.

Ramsey County

International Institute of Minnesota

“Our comprehensive offerings include refugee resettlement, English education, workforce and leadership development, college preparation and immigration and citizenship assistance. We are a diverse team of knowledgeable and encouraging advocates, ready to welcome refugees and immigrants. IIMN helps New Americans rebuild their lives while pursuing their personal and professional goals.”

Karen Organization of Minnesota

“The Karen Organization of Minnesota is the first social services agency in the country founded by Karen refugees from Burma. We offer a variety of programs to help refugees transition to life in a new country and achieve their goals. We also provide resources to help organizations learn how to work with this growing community.”


“For over 30 years, MORE has been advancing the common good by helping new Americans of all races and cultures become independent, full participants in our economy and community. By removing barriers, whether those barriers are cultural, financial, language/communication, systemic, educational, etc., our objective has always been to ensure that MORE’s participants have a better life with greater stability.”

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

“The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (ILCM) is a nonprofit agency that provides free immigration legal representation to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. ILCM provides services based on our capacity.’