DCF’s Office of Refugee Services, Florida
Immigration assistance is accomplished through the Refugee Services Program located in Miami. The agency helps new immigrants land jobs, learn English, get health care, and seek legal advice if needed.
The Florida Department of Children and Families coordinates the Refugee Services Program. It applies for federal grants to provide services and receives them through a competitive contract procurement procedure. Cash and medical assistance lasts for eight months once the immigrant arrives in the country.
Phone: (850) 487-1111
Fax: (850) 922-2993
Contact Refugee Services:
Miami 786-257-5173 | Lourdes_Leconte@dcf.state.fl.us
786-457-3561 | Erica_Perdomo@dcf.state.fl.us
Pensacola & Tallahassee 850-778-4065 | Theresa_Leslie@dcf.state.fl.us
Jacksonville 904-485-9540 | Debbie-Ansbacher@dcf.state.fl.us
Orlando 407-317-7336 | Pedro_Padua@dcf.state.fl.us
Tampa & Naples 813-545-1716 | Janet_Blair@dcf.state.fl.us
Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach 561-227-6722 | Miriam_Rosario@dcf.state.fl.us