Looking Back

We’ve been looking at data and outcomes for the federal fiscal year that just ended (FFY 2016) just ended. So, we wanted see how we’re doing as compared to last year (October 2014- September 2015). We’ll publish our results on FFY 2016, but until then, here are some of the highlights from FFY 2015.

  • 1578 refugees were resettled in Tennessee; 39 percent were children.
  • Refugees from Burma made up the largest group (24.6%), followed by Iraq (20.7%), Somalia (13.4%) and DR Congo (12.9%).
  • Over 70 percent of refugees resettled to Tennessee were resettled in Davidson county, while 12 percent were resettled in Shelby county, 11 percent in Knox, 5 percent in Hamilton, and 6 percent in all other counties combined.
  • 540 refugees received English language training.
  • 263 teachers and school personnel received training on refugee culture and community resources.
  • 1655 individuals received comprehensive health care screenings.
  • The average wage among refugees working full time and receiving cash assistance was $9.38.

We are proud of what our partners across the state were able to accomplish. We are privileged to serve incredibly resilient and hardworking people everyday.

Read the full report here:


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