Refugee Cash Assistance

Arrive Ministries administers a cash assistance program that provides refugees with initial financial benefits for a maximum of eight months.

While a refugee is receiving RCA they are required to take English courses and look for employment. The RCA program assists clients in overcoming any barriers to employment by referring them to a job counselor and providing them with a bus card. Some barriers may include accessibility, language, non-transferable degrees, and unfamiliarity with the American employment system. In partnership with Refugee Employment Services (RES) at Arrive Ministries and other agencies in the Metro area, the RCA program empowers newly-arrived refugees to secure dignified work and positively contribute to the Minnesota economy.