Below are links to sites and agencies which provide culturally competent information.

American Immigration Council
American Immigration Council provides state-specific fact sheets on immigrants, including but not limited to: education levels; labor and industry data; tax contributions, and; business revenue. In addition, the site offers updated stories regarding immigration issues.

American Psychological Association – Psychology of Immigration
The APA has developed and provides information and various tools for mental health professionals, educators, advocates, service providers and members of the public on the mental health needs of immigrants in the U.S.

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS)
Provides an information hub to assist in strengthening the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.

CAL – Center for Applied Linguistics
A nonprofit organization promoting access, equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.

Cultural Backgrounders (Head Start|ECLKC)
A series of resources that provide general cultural information on various refugee and cultural groups new to the U.S.

Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange
A technical assistance program designed to support and strengthen the linkages between pre-departure and post-arrival Cultural Orientation programs for refugees on their journey to resettle in the U.S.

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
A nonprofit organization that assists the philanthropic community on a wide range of immigration and immigrant integration issues.  The Policy Response Resources page provides a range of information, from impact analyses of Executive Orders, resources for immigrants and refugees, to responses to policies from various sectors.

The Immigrant Learning Center
Provides free interactive webinars and additional resources on research and best practices regarding immigration issues for use by educators, immigrant-serving communities, faith communities and the public.

Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Provides a variety of health information, including data, policy and standards in many formats.

National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Standards (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Provides information on the National CLAS Standards, standards that are intended to advance health equity.

New American Economy
Provides information on integration and the economics of immigration.  The ‘Map the Impact’ page breaks down immigrant data by state, address, legislative districts, or city.

Teaching About Refugees (UNHCR)
Provides teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and statelessness, and a section dedicated to professional development and guidance for primary and secondary school teachers on including refugee children in their classes.

Urban Institute – Program on Immigrants and Migration
The Urban Institute’s Program on Immigrants and Immigration contains four project topics, each containing a wealth of links to resources, research and data relative to the respective project topic.

Welcoming America
Welcoming America, a nation-wide network for welcoming communities, provides a resource library with webinars, tool kits and other resources.

Heal Torture

Heal Torture provides services to the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations in the St. Louis area, and supports a holistic, established, integrated care program for survivors of state-sanctioned torture in the greater St. Louis area.  With in-house legal, counseling, case management, and an attached psychiatrist, this free-standing program continues to help the region’s survivors heal and find footholds in St. Louis.

Legal aid of Western Missouri

Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free, civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it the least. They serve a 40-county area where 295,000 people live in poverty.

Literacy Action Corps of Columbia

Literacy Action Corps is a literacy program that provides opportunities for all to become more self-reliant and productive members of the community. They train tutors to teach adult students. They currently have 75 trained tutors who volunteer thousands of hours to teach basic literacy skills and English as a second language, one-on-one, to 86 adults.