Arthur Yang, Executive Director of the Hmong Center of Alaska at the Emerging Communities Project Presentations.







Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS)

Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) provides a bridge for refugees (individuals who have had to flee their countries of origin due to the tragedies of persecution and war) from their former life experiences to the new skills required for success in the United States.  The program assists clients in obtaining a lifestyle that has sustainable financial support and in which the family's basic needs are fully met on a long-term basis.  RAIS offers a wide range of bilingual and bicultural services including case management, life skills orientation and job readiness classes.

If you are in need of an interpreter or translator, contact Alaska Immigration Justice Project’s Language Interpreter Center, at (907) 279-2457

They have trained interpreters and translators in various languages.

RAIS is in desperate need of kitchen tables

Please contact Raksha 222-7390
Your tax-deductible donation can be delivered to the Catholic Social Services' RAIS office: 3710 E. 20th Avenue



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Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) Wish List


Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services (RAIS) Amazon Wish List


Your Gift Helps!
  • $25 will purchase a new pair of shoes for a child getting ready for his or her first day at school. 
  • $50 will purchase a uniform for an individual preparing for his or her first day of work. 
  • $100 contribution will purchase groceries to stock a family's kitchen for their first week in the U.S.

Did You Know?

  • 185 new refugee and asylee clients throughout Alaska were served in fiscal year 2015.
  • During FY 2015, 90% of all employable adults engaged in the program were gainfully employed and 95% of
    these retained their initial employment for more than 3 months.
  • By the end of their first year in Alaska, on average 89% of the refugee families no longer relied on public assistance. 
  • We have programs that focus on youth. Take just 2 minutes to watch our soccer & music group in action.   

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