SETA Refugee Program
Sacramento County has an extensive history of welcoming refugee groups from all over the world. Since 1983, the SETA Refugee Program has been a part of that.
Eligibility for the refugee program extends to refugee adults, asylees, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, federally-certified victims of human trafficking, and individuals granted Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs). Services are provided through local agencies and are intended to assist refugees in achieving economic self-sufficiency and reduced dependency on public assistance through employment and acculturation services.
Refugee Program Eligibility
The Refugee Program provides social and employment services to individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible for refugee services: Sacramento County residents who have been in the United States less than five years; are 16 years of age or older; are not enrolled full-time in primary or secondary school and are:
- Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs)
- Cuban/Haitian Entrants
- Certified Victims of Human Trafficking
Refugee Services Provided
- Vocational English-as-a-Second Language combined with Employment Services (VESL/ES)
- Employment Services (ES) – Stand Alone
- Vocational English-as-a-Second Language combined with On-the-Job Training (VESL/OJT)
- English Language Learner (ELL) Workforce Navigator
- Social Adjustment and Cultural Orientation (SA & CO) – for older refugees
For more information about SETA’s Refugee Program please call (916) 263-1661.
Refugee Service Providers
Asian Resources, Inc.
Bach Viet Association, Inc.
Elk Grove Unified School District-Adult School
Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
(916) 294-9107, extension 840505
Folsom Cordova Unified School District-Adult School
A refugee is a person living outside of his or her country of nationality who is unable or unwilling to return because of persecution, or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Since 1983, the SETA Refugee Program has served refugees predominately from Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union, and most recently the Middle East.
Related Programs Funded & Supported by SETA
Bach Viet Association
Bach Viet Association specializes in refugee assistance, providing resources such as outreach workshops, vocational training, and job search assistance to help end welfare dependency.
1050 Fulton Ave #110
Sacramento, CA 95825
Elica Health Centers
Elica Health Centers offers quality comprehensive healthcare, health outreach, and links to social services to thousands of low-income patients in the Sacramento region—regardless of their ability to pay.
Slavic Assistance Center
The Slavic Assistance Center provides assistance to Slavic refugees in their assimilation and integration into American Society, helping them to become self-supported and productive members of the society.
2117 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825