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Resettling America’s Newcomers with Dignity

The American Service has welcomed and directly resettled over 200 families to Minnesota.

The American Service is a 501c3 nonprofit, headquartered in the state of Minnesota, with staff in Ukraine, Poland, and Norway. With the addition of the Welcome Home, we are now an organization that has over 100 beds available for newcomers, in warm, comfortable homes with kitchen facilities.

But we are far more than a housing organization — in fact, our biggest priority is swift job placement, and helping newcomers get on the most reliable path to financial independence.

Through our model, we have helped resettled over 100 Ukrainian newcomers to Minnesota in the first six months of 2023 alone. Now, we are expanding our services to refugees, asylees, and humanitarian parolees of any nationality or background, provided they are motivated and able to relocate to Minnesota.

About The American Service

We provide housing support.

Our housing is welcoming, well-located, and heavily discounted.

We connect to jobs.

Jobs generally pay middle-class wages and full benefits, even to Ukrainians with low English fluency.

We provide transportation.

We make sure our people have a way to get to and from work, as well as get all the essentials they need.

We connect to community.

We are blessed to have such wonderful people and organizations working to support our Ukrainian newcomers.


Star Tribune

Helped by others decades ago, Minnesotan now rescues Ukrainian refugees
By Maya Rao | Nov 23, 2022

Aswar Rahman, 28, started a nonprofit to bring Ukrainian refugees to the state and connect them with locals who sponsor them.

The Minnesota Daily

Local nonprofit gives Ukrainian refugees chance to feel connected
By Amirah Razman | Apr 19, 2023

American Service, founded by a University of Minnesota alum, serves to mentor Ukrainian refugees by providing them work and volunteer opportunities.

Washington Post

After fleeing war, Ukrainians rush to help Mississippi tornado victims
By Daniel Wu | Apr 3, 2023

The seven Ukrainians set out just before midnight to make the long drive to their destination. They were on an aid mission to a grimly familiar scene of devastated communities and leveled homes.

The American Service is a DBA of the American Service in Ukraine,
a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
1000 5th St SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
EIN 88-3464025