United States of America

Number of people served in 2020: 3,400

The US has long been a refuge for people forced to flee from their homes. Each year, thousands come to the United States to seek safety and security. Some are welcomed through the United States Refugee Admissions Program, while others cross the borders of the US seeking asylum

JRS Programs in the US

JRS/USA is the US office for JRS based in Washington, DC. JRS/USA provides support to the broader JRS network – through funding, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation – to JRS projects and programming throughout the world.

JRS/USA also serves forcibly displaced migrants in the US through several programs: the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA chaplaincy program and Caminar Contigo, including the Migrant Accompaniment Network. More information about these programs can be found here.

JRS/USA advocates to defend and protect refugees at home and abroad by representing them to Congress and US Government officials in addition to the organization of awareness-spreading opportunities.


JRS USA Country Director:

Joan Rosenhauer 

Contact info:  

1627 K Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006 

(202) 462-5200

Project locations:

Washington, DC; Miami, Florida; St. Elizabeth, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Florence, Arizona; Buffalo, New York.