The Migration Refugee Services (MRS) of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) resettles nearly one-fourth of all refugees admitted to the U.S. each year. This happens through a concerted effort of program support and assistance to a network of over 100 diocesan refugee resettlement offices (most of which are part of Catholic Charities agencies) and collaboration with other national resettlement and governmental agencies.
MRS, in support of the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, responds to the international phenomenon of trafficking in persons in several ways. MRS administers three grants from the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Refugee Resettlement to raise awareness about the issue of trafficking and serve the victims. MRS also convenes the Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking, a coalition of over twenty Catholic organizations united to eliminate the scourge of human trafficking through public education, advocacy, and services. 1
Both the Northwest Region for Services to Victims of Human Trafficking (Oregon)
And Mid-Atlantic Region for Services to Victims of Human Trafficking (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) received grants from the Office of Victims of Crime.
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