Two executives from Catholic Charities Maine joined a panel discussion this week hosted by Refugees International and the Women’s Refugee Commission to discuss how the nonprofit works to resettle refugees and asylum seekers in the state.
Catholic Charities has been doing refugee resettlement work since 1975, and is one of three agencies in Maine that are approved to resettle refugees in the state, alongside Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services (MEIRS) and the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine.
In early October, the three resettlement agencies announced that they had been approved to resettle double the amount of refugees in fiscal year 2024 (FY24) than they did in FY23.
Catholic Charities Maine received $29.7 million in contributions in 2021, according to the most recent public version of the organization’s Form 990 tax filing.
Of that funding, $13.6 million came from government payments and $7 million came from Medicaid, a taxpayer-funded medical welfare program.
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