Voluntary Agency (VOLAG Offices in Kansas City)
Provides initial placement services to refugees arriving in the United States within the first 90 days.

Catholic Charites of NE Kansas
2220 Central Kansas
Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-1504

Serving Northeast Kansas. Houses Refugee Employment Services, a free resource to Kansas City employers that provides a large pool of pre-screened employees authorized to work in the United States. Our goal is to match qualified clients with employers in Kansas City who value hard work and want to provide stable employment opportunities.


Jewish Vocational Services
1608 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108

(816) 471-2808

Serving Northwestern Missouri and Northeast Kansas. Services for new refugees includes transitional cash assistance, health benefits, and a wide variety of social services, funded through the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement Grants. The primary focus is employment services such as job training, job development, orientation to the workplace and job counseling. To further assist in family adjustment to the United States, additional services are offered such as family strengthening, youth and elderly services, adjustment counseling, and mental health services.


New Roots for Refugees
Meredith Walrafren – Program Assistant and CSA Coordinator
Catholic Charities
2220 Central Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66102

(913) 906-8930

New Roots for Refugees is a sustainable urban farm designed to empower refugee women from Africa and Asia. With 16 different farmers selling at 11 different area markers, produce is available for sale at Farmers Markets throughout the Kansas City metro area.
http://www.newrootsforrefugees.org http://www.catholiccharitiesks.org


English as a Second Language

Don Bosco Center
526 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64106

(816) 691-2832

English as a second language is offered through a partnership with Don Bosco Center and Penn Valley Community College. Students are tested at registration to determine their level of proficiency, and then enrolled into an appropriate class. The curriculum is designed to not only teach the language, but also aspects of American daily life, culture and traditions.



El Centro, Inc.
1333 27 S. 27th Street
Kansas City, KS 66106

(913) 281-1186

Adult Education assists students to value a life-time learning by helping them acquire their General Equivalency Degree (GED) in Spanish. Multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction improves the proficiency of non-native speakers and ensures they participate fully in the democratic process. Citizenship Preparation Classes include a review of questions for the exam and discussion about United States history, government, and politics.


3 responses »

  1. I like your policies and whatever you are doing to help refugees population. We really need such as organization in Wichita. can you gus open local office here in Wichita?

  2. Whoever the governor is in Kansas City please persuade those 31 governors that they are not terrorist they are in war people are sick they need medication,food,they have children it makes me sad how are these people saying no to it.President Barack Obama is right no matter how people say it they need help so I am standing up to those 31 governors who say no to it.I can persuade every person and tell them you need to let them in.

  3. I have a Garden Center & landscape installation business in Smithville (north Kansas City, MO), and I am looking for ways to help with refugee employment. Please let me know what options there might be for me and my business to help.

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