Resources for Cuban and Haitian Entrants
To connect with refugee services please contact:
(833) 344 2772
(call toll-free or text via WhatsApp)
To apply for benefits in Pennsylvania, please fill out an application online through PA COMPASS, or in person at your local County Assistance Office. See the County Assistance Office contact information page for information on your county's nearest location.
Cuban and Haitian Entrants are eligible to apply for both mainstream and refugee benefits, including:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Medical Assistance
- Refugee Cash Assistance
- Refugee Medical Assistance
Refugee Service Providers
For a full list of current contracted refugee service providers, please see our PA Refugee Service Contractors Directory.
Cuban and Haitian Entrants are eligible for refugee services. Contact you local refugee service provider to learn what services may be available in your area.
Please visit the Health Assessment Providers page for a list of current refugee health clinics
To assess the current health status of all newly-arriving refugees and to identify health problems, the Refugee Health Program operates through health care providers partners to provide initial health assessments to all newly-arriving refugees, including mental health screening.
Visit the PA Refugee Health Assessment page for more details
Employment Authorization Document
All employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, must be authorized to work in the United States. Having an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766/EAD) is one way to prove that you are authorized to work in the United States for a specific time period.
For more information on applying for Employment Authorization, please visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE)Opens In A New Window
CORE is a technical assistance program designed to strengthen linkages between Cultural Orientation (CO) programs and staff working at Resettlement Support Centers overseas and at national Resettlement Agencies and their affiliates in the United States.