Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

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Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA)

Who is it for?

RCA is a cash assistance program for refugees without children who are not otherwise eligible for any other cash aid.  RCA also includes employment and other social services to assist a refugee in becoming self-sufficient.

Refugee encompasses all of the following groups:  RefugeesAsyleesCuban/Haitian entrantsSpecial Immigrant Visa (SIV) holdersAmerasians and Certified Victims of human trafficking.  

RCA is available for up to 8 months from date of admission to the U.S. in qualifying status, date of final grant of asylum or date of certification by ORR as Victim of Trafficking.

 How to Apply:

Apply online:  or in person and any of our four offices.



600 A Street, Davis, CA 95616

West Sacramento:

500-A Jefferson Blvd. Ste A

West Sacramento, CA 95605


111 East Grant Ave. Winters, CA 95694


25 N. Cottonwood St. Woodland, CA 95695

 Additional Services

Victims of human trafficking may be eligible for additional services before they have a certification by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as Victim of Trafficking. Visit the TCVAP webpage to find out more.


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