Refugee Resettlement Program

In partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan relaunched its Refugee Resettlement Program in October 2021.

Dozens of families and individuals who were evacuated from Afghanistan and refugees fleeing persecution in other Middle Eastern countries have been successfully settled into permanent housing in metro Detroit and are now on the path to self-sufficiency as they seek to build safe and hopeful lives for their families.

The community is critical to this corporal work of mercy of “Welcoming the Stranger”, as we prepare to serve increasing numbers of refugees, including those escaping Ukraine and other war-torn countries. Your compassionate support will help these families build new lives and become contributing members of society.

During the 90-day resettlement period, CCSEM case managers guide clients through various services and processes, including health screening and setting up medical appointments, applications for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services assistance programs, enrollment in employment programs, enrollment of children in school, and securing housing. Clients are referred to other agencies for additional services as needed.

Refugee Resettlement Program - Building Community, Rebuilding Lives

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Ways You Can Help

Volunteers Are Urgently Needed!

Contact Shaikh Ahmed at with a note of introduction and interest in volunteering or call 586-416-2300 ext. 4009

Contribute to basic household furnishings – we need everything to furnish or assemble a new home! 

  • Kitchen Supplies
  • Furniture 
  • Household Goods 
  • Personal hygiene Supplies 
  • Cleaning Supplies 
  • Plates, dishes & Bowels 
  • Bathing Towels 
  • Disinfectant-all-purpose cleaner 
  • Cooking pots set & frying pans 
  • Living rooms 
  • Bathroom towels sets 
  • Dish soap 
  • Toilet bowl cleaner 
  • Plastic containers 
  • Side tables 
  • Bath towels set 
  • Dish sponge 
  • Toilet brushes 
  • Mixing bowls 
  • Toiletries (men & women) Bedding

You can also print or download the complete list of needs here. If you would like to place an order – you can do so by having the order shipped to CCSEM Refugee Resettlement Program 24445 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 226, Southfield, MI 48075

Volunteer/Intern – Individuals and parish volunteer groups are needed to help deliver furnishings and pick up our new friends from the airport. For more information, contact Shaikh Ahmed at

Provide housing – Property owners and landlords seeking tenants are needed, and homeowners could also consider hosting a refugee in their home; please get in touch with one of our case managers, Yasmeen Baban or Gada Said

For all other inquiries or information – please get in touch with the Refugee Resettlement program director, Omar Tucktuck, at or call 586-416-2300 ext. 4034