Refugee Resettlement




St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Patron Saint of the Diocesan Refugee Resettlement Ministries



Refugees, having suffered great loss, including loss of their homes, livelihoods, possessions and oftentimes families, need assistance starting over in a new country.  Their initial needs are many: food, clothing, shelter, employment, ESL, and orientation to a new community and culture.  In partnership with International Rescue Committee and the Agency for New Americans, the Office of Diocesan Pastoral Outreach: “Refugee Resettlement Ministry” provides trained “Mentor Families” to any refugees tat self-identify as Catholic and arrive in Idaho.  The Diocesan refugee resettlement ministry takes an active part in offering a caring and supportive outreach for refugees as they begin new lives. Without volunteers and resources from the community and parishes, the diocesan resettlement ministry would be unable to accomplish the tremendous task of giving refugees the opportunity to begin again and reconnect with their Catholic family within one of our local parishes.  

Mailing and Street Address
Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise
Office of Diocesan Pastoral Outreach
1501 South Federal Way, Suite 400
Boise, Idaho 83705

Coordinator, Office of Diocesan Pastoral Outreach
Deacon Robert Barros-Bailey

Pastoral Ombudsman for Refugee Resettlement
Mr. Chris Privon

USCCB Refugee Resettlement Webpage

How to become a Mentor Family

Refugee Awareness



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