For Refugees

If you are a refugee, asylee, or humanitarian parolee seeking help please email info-acc@ecdcus.org.

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Benefits (SNAP/Medicaid)

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is also known as “Food Stamps.” This is a federal program that provides monthly funds for people to buy the food they need to thrive. Many newcomers are eligible for this program.

You can find official information about the program here: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) | Food and Nutrition Service

Virginia residents can find specific information and submit an application here: commonhelp.gov.

Maryland residents can find specific information and submit an application here: mymdthink.maryland.gov.

 


 

Medicaid is a government program that provides health insurance for adults and children with limited income and resources. Many newcomers are eligible for Medicaid.

Virginia residents can find specific information and submit an application here: commonhelp.gov.

Maryland residents can find specific information and submit an application here: mymdthink.maryland.gov.

Healthcare

ECDC runs a Refugee Health Education Outreach (RHEO) program which offers informational sessions about the healthcare system in the U.S. The RHEO team can also offer one-on-one individual consultations for those with extensive questions.

You can find all the resources and information about the US Healthcare system here.

Employment

ECDC has Employment programs which help newcomers learn about the U.S. job market, learn English and find work.

You can find past trainings on Job Readiness Training here.

Legal / Immigration

ECDC offers some Immigration assistance.

For questions about Family Reunification, please contact: refugees_ACCDC@ecdcus.org

For questions about green card applications, please contact: refugees_ACCDC@ecdcus.org

Safety from Domestic Violence

ECDC has programs to assist victims of Domestic Violence, victims of Crime
and victims of Trafficking.

You can directly contact our Victim Advocates at: Lema Birhane at
LBirhane@ecdcus.org and Priscilla Egbe at PEgbe@ecdcus.org.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is: 737-225-3150

For any emergencies, please 911.

Resources