Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA)

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Overview

The Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance (BRIA) within the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is the single state agency responsible for the implementation of services to refugees.

BRIA’s programs and services:

  • provide assistance to refugees and their families in achieving economic and social self-sufficiency;
  • help repatriated citizens arrive safely at home;
  • provide assistance to victims of human trafficking; and
  • assure proper foster care for unaccompanied refugee and entrant minors.

Contact BRIA:

New York State Office of Temporary and Disability
Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
40 North Pearl Street, 10C
Albany, New York 12243
Phone: (518) 402-3096
bria.contact@otda.ny.gov