​​NC State Refugee Program Advisory Council

US Postal Service Mailing Address:
NC Refugee Health Program
1905 MSC
Raleigh, NC  27699-1900

Jennifer Reed Morillo                                                           919-733-7286 ext. 106       jennifer.morillo@dhhs.nc.gov

Confidential Fax Number:                                                    919-733-0084

Division of Public Health

NC Refugee Health Program, NC DHHS

Physical Address:       (Use this if sending package by commercial carrier- FedEx, etc.)
Department of Health and Human Services
NC Refugee Program
McBryde Building / Hargrove Wing/Dix Campus
820 S. Boylan Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27603

US Postal Service Mailing Address:
Department of Health and Human Services
Family and Economic Services/NC Refugee Program
Hargrove Building/ Dix Campus
MSC 2405
Raleigh, NC 27699-2405

DSS Main Number:                                                              919-527-6300

Fax Number:                                                                         919-334-1265










Marlene S. Myers, NC State Refugee Coordinator


Lynne Little, Consultant

Patricia Priest, Consultant

Min J Jung, Consultant

North Carolina State Refugee Office

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a regulatory process through a new Refugee Resettlement Act. This legislation was created to provide a permanent and systematic procedure for the admission to the United States of refugees of special humanitarian concern to the U.S., and to provide comprehensive and uniform provisions for the effective resettlement and absorption of those refugees who are admitted. Lutherans opened the first NC refugee resettlement office in Greensboro and developed cooperative agreements with other churches and agencies for the resettlement of refugees. Refugee resettlement agencies used the faith communities as sponsors and volunteers to assist the newcomers. Faith-based organizations took the lead in resettling refugees in the 1980s and integrating them into the broader community.

The Beginning