Immigrant Family Resource Program

In partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, VAI provides intensive case management services through the Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP). Vietnamese refugees began resettling in Chicago in the late seventies and, though the low of refugee is nearly at an end, many forms refugees have successfully sponsored relatives who continue to arrive as immigrants in significant numbers today.  Though imprecise, the statewide population is now estimated to have exceeded 30,000, with approximately two-thirds of that population residing in Chicago metropolitan area concentrated in the neighborhoods of Uptown, Albany Park, Edgewater, Rogers Park, and surrounding suburbs.