The Mary J. Treglia Community House became a remote resettlement agency, in 2017, through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This means that we agree to work with the USCCB to help settle locally sponsored refugees here in Siouxland.
A refugee is defined by the USCCB as an individual who has fled their country of origin and who meet the United Nations’ criteria of having a “well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”
When the refugee arrives in the United States we are there to welcome them and make sure they have all the proper housing, food, and weather appropriate clothing. The days and months to follow include finding employment and signing up for English learning courses. The service period for new refugees is 90 days and we provide services beyond that.
If you would like to donate clothing or furniture please call our office to see if we are in need.