Enhancing the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota

Social Services

Our social service programs are designed to connect refugees to mainstream services that help them meet their basic needs and become increasingly integrated and independent.

  • Health Care Services - KOM helps refugees connect with health clinics and mental health practitioners and conducts outreach and education to reduce health disparities in the Karen community.
  • Housing - We help families access rental housing units (subsidized or unsubsidized), or, for those interested in buying their own house, we provide referrals to agencies and websites that assist with the home buying process. We also provide training to help refugees learn about their rights and responsibilities as tenants and how to properly maintain their homes.
  • Immigration - Arrive Ministries offers immigration services every Monday at KOM. Those interested in receiving immigration assistance must make an appointment in advance by calling Marner Saw at 651-202-3103. Services provided include:
    • I-485 Adjustment of Status Form (Green Card/Legal Permanent Resident)
    • N-400 Application for Naturalization (Citizenship)
    • N-600 Certificate of Citizenship (for individuals under 18 once their parents have become U.S. citizens)
    • I-90 Replacement of Green Card
    • I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
    • I-102 Replacement of I-94
    • I-765 Employment Authorization Document
    • I-131 Travel Document
  • Connecting to Community Resources - We provide information about a variety of services at other agencies and assist clients through the enrollment process. These services include: public assistance (welfare benefits, Minnesota Care, food support, etc.), school enrollment, and early childhood education.



These services are just a representative list that KOM provides. Please contact us if you, your family, or someone you know in the Karen and Burmese refugee community needs any of the services listed, or services not currently listed.

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