Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs

Program Descriptions

Self-sufficiency for clients is the goal of the refugee resettlement program. It is achieved when individuals and families reach a level of economic well-being requiring no government support. Self-sufficiency is achieved through a wide range of social and employment services aimed at improving life for economically disadvantaged populations. Using an array of programs and strategies, MORA’s grantees offer employment services tailored to each refugee’s needs. A few examples of employment services funded by MORA include:

  • Job Readiness Training
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Vocational Training
  • Interview Preparation
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Interpretation during job interviews
  • Post-placement mentoring for vocational success

Where can you enroll in these programs?

Employment programs are available at the following locations:

Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC)
The World Building
8121 Georgia Avenue Suite 800, Silver Spring, M.D. 20910
Phone: 301-562-7301
https://www.ecdcus.org/

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore
Baltimore Resettlement Center
1900 N Howard St #200, Baltimore, MD 21218
410-327-1885
https://www.rescue.org/united-states/baltimore-md

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Silver Spring
Suburban Washington Resettlement Center
8719 Colesville Road, 3rd Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-562-8633
https://www.rescue.org/united-states/silver-spring-md

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSSNCA)
Maryland Office, 3799 East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 20782
240-714-4034
https://lssnca.org/