Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP)

All-encompassing support system for eligible young refugees. From studying to housing, ORI can help.

ORI partners with the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to jointly administer the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URMP). This program establishes legal responsibility under State law, to ensure that eligible unaccompanied youth receive the full range of assistance, care, and services which are available to all foster children in the State in a variety of settings: in foster homes, group home settings, or in other residential settings as appropriate for each individual child.

Services Include:

  • Intensive case management by social workers
  • Indirect financial support for housing, food, clothing, medical care and other necessities
  • Independent living skills training
  • English language training and educational support
  • Career and college counseling
  • Mental health services
  • Assistance adjusting immigration status
  • Cultural activities and recreational opportunities
  • Support for social integration
  • Resources for foster families
  • Cultural and religious preservation

Next Step

Contact ORI to connect with the right resources. 

Become a URMP Foster Family 

To find out more about becoming a foster parent for an unaccompanied refugee minor child, please view www.ascentria.org/refugee-youth.

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