The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), formerly known as the Somali Women And Children’s Association, was founded in 1993. We are a non-profit human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees and immigrant – including resettlement, counseling, health care, cultural assimilation, job counseling, and social services.
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RIAC began it’s resettlement program in 2001. More than 180 refugees from different countries including Bhutan, Iraq, Burma, Somalia, Ethiopia, Central African Republic and Vietnam were resettled by RIAC in the past year alone. RIAC’s resettlement is done through it’s affiliation with Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC). ECDC is one of nine national agencies authorized by the Department of State to resettle refugees in the United States.