This program supports resettlement of newly arriving refugees with special needs with the best opportunities for their self-sufficiency and integration into new communities. It provides intensive case management services based on clients’ needs.
The wide focus of the intensive case management provides the newly arriving refugees with health conditions the most opportunities to manage tasks such as how to schedule a medical appointment, how to get to a doctor in the U.S., and how to maintain and improve chronic medical conditions.
Preferred Communities is a federally-funded program operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement. The North Carolina African Services Coalition operates the Preferred Communities program through Ethiopian Community Development Council(ECDC).