United States of America
Our work in USA
The US has long been a refuge for people forced to flee from their homes. Each year, thousands come to the United States to seek safety and security. Some are welcomed through the United States Refugee Admissions Program, while others cross the borders of the U.S. seeking asylum.
JRS USA is the US office for JRS, based in Washington, DC. JRS USA provides support to the broader JRS network – through funding, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation – assisting JRS projects and programming throughout the world. JRS USA also serves forcibly displaced migrants in the US through our Detention Chaplaincy Programme. The Jesuit Refugee Service USA chaplaincy programmes provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security in five U.S. federal detention centers located in Florida, Texas, Arizona and New York. These programmes enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition.