Refugees from around the world come to Pittsburgh to begin a new life in America. Some arrive with only the clothes on their back. Many are fleeing a life that they would rather forget—a life forever changed by war, or religious or political oppression. Many can’t speak English and have no knowledge of their new country or culture.
And yet, America and Pittsburgh are their hope… and hope and help are what we provide.
Refugee Resettlement Services
Statement from Catholic Charities in response to recent inquiries regarding the migration of refugees from Syria to Europe and the potential resettlement of some of the refugees in the United States. (11-19-15)
For more than 30 years, Catholic Charities has been resettling refugees who have experienced great political, socioeconomic or religious adversity and persecution. Refugees are assigned to us through the U.S. State Department under the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Recognizing that we are all Children of God, we stand ready to fulfill our role of providing humanitarian assistance for those refugees who are assigned to us when, and as the government determines they are safe, to become members of our community.
More information on our resettlement program is available on this website.
To understand the screening process for refugee resettlement in the United States, we’ve provided additional information from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.