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The Office of Global Michigan works to make Michigan welcoming and inclusive.
Consistent with that mission, the office supports economic and community development, and leads newcomer integration initiatives for the state. OGM works with state agencies and a host of local partners that provide services and outreach to immigrants and ethnic communities. OGM strives to minimize or eliminate barriers to accessing those services. We will continue to achieve this vision through community engagement, operational improvements, improved collaboration and coordination with our many stakeholders, and robust and informed program development.
The federal Department of State works with national voluntary/private resettlement agencies to decide the number of refugees to be settled in a particular region or state. The national resettlement agencies work with partner, local affiliates in states. Five Michigan agencies, funded through the federal Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) in the Department of State, provide initial reception and placement services for the first 30 to 90 days in the United States for people who have just arrived in the country with refugee status.
The following agencies in Michigan assist with that initial resettlement process: