Iowa Department of Health & Human Services – Bureau of Refugee Services

Location Information

420 Watson Powell Junior Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

Phone 515-344-3675

Refugee Services are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement. Since 1975, the Bureau of Refugee Services has been working with the U.S. Department of State to assist refugees from other countries escape persecution and resettle in the United States.


  • Employment Services
  • Interpretation
  • Case Management
  • Job Skills Training
  • Transportation for employment related appointments


Services are available to refugees who have been in the United States for less than 60 months.

Intake Process:

Contact Refugee Services during regular business hours at 1-800-362-2780 (Toll Free) or 515-875-5600 (Des Moines Area).


Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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