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Serving people granted humanitarian protection

The federally funded Resettlement Programs Office at the Minnesota Department of Human Services supports the effective resettlement of people granted a form of humanitarian protection who have been approved with any of the following in the last five years: 

  • Refugee status
  • Asylum status
  • Special Immigrant Visa
  • Victim of human trafficking certification
  • Amerasian status
  • Cuban or Haitian entrant status.

Find statistics, resources about different ethnic groups in Minnesota, available training and provider program information on the department’s Resettlement Programs Office web page for partners and providers. 

Find support 

Those with an immigration status based on humanitarian protection may qualify for help in rebuilding their lives in Minnesota. View the Resettlement Providers Contract list (PDF) to find agencies, their services and their language capacity, organized by city.

Support in:

  • Employment: Orientation to work in the U.S., job search skills, job training, workplace English and job retention support.
  • Immigration: Free or low-cost legal guidance and support for naturalization and adjusting status to permanent resident.
  • Social services: Cultural navigation in a new community, connection to resources and access to transportation.
  • Cash assistance: Short-term support for newly arrived individuals who qualify while actively looking for employment.
  • Health care: Connection to health care services with limited coverage available for people who do not qualify for other options.

For more information, contact the Resettlement Programs Office at

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