For Refugees

80 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
703-841-3876; Fax: 703-524-2741

100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 135
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
540-899-6507; Fax 540-899-6508

8241 Shoppers Square
Manassas, VA 20111
571-364-8010; Fax 571-364-8991

Belayneh Loppisso, Program Director
Migration & Refugee Services

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Resettlement and Placement Services:
(Only for new arrivals through our agency)
  • Housing during the first 30-120 days after arrival
  • Provision of donated household goods in housing prior to arrival List of donated items
  • Provision of food
  • Case management services in culturally appropriate languages
  • Cultural and community orientation
  • Orientation to public transport and used cars to get to employment sites (when available)
  • Transportation, accompaniment, and interpretation services at initial appointments at the Department of Social Services to register for social security card, at schools to register children, at initial health appointments, and at ESL classes among others
  • Referrals to other services as needed such as mental health services, etc.
  • Interpretation services as needed
  • Matching with volunteers who aid in cultural and community orientation, in-home ESL tutoring, transportation, etc.
Employment Services including:
(Available for any refugee and asylee living in Northern Virginia up to 5 years after arrival or asylum approval)
  • Pre-employment training
  • Resume building
  • Computer training and technical career training
  • Assistance in identifying employment opportunities
  • Assistance in applying for employment
  • Interview Preparation Assistance
  • Transportation to, interpretation for, and advocating for the client on interviews
  • Following the client through the placement process
  • Legal Immigration Services
Walk-In Clients

MRS welcomes refugees and asylees living in Northern Virginia up to 5 years after arrival or asylum approval to participate in our Employment Services. Please note that the MRS Main Office in Arlington is no longer able to accept Walk-In Clients without an appointment. All Walk-In Clients must schedule an appointment by calling the MRS Main Office in Arlington at 703-841-3876. No Walk-in appointments will be scheduled after 4:00p.m. The MRS Main Office and all MRS Regional Offices are closed to the public on Thursdays. For all general inquiries, please call the MRS Main Office in Arlington.

Arlington (MAIN OFFICE)
Diocese of Arlington
80 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 841-3876
City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center
1900 N. Beauregard St. Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 851-6388

Fairfax County Department of Social Services,
Heritage Center
7611 Little River Turnpike, Suite 300W
Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: (703) 533-5746

325 Wallace Street, Unit B
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: (540) 899-6507

9324 West Street, Suite 203
Manassas, VA 20110-5198

Click here for information on the Virginia Refugee Student Achievement Project (VRSAP).

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