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To be a global leader in providing a holistic quality and innovative service that develops the capacity of refugees to attain integration and independence
Refugee Social Services (RSS) is a Durban based registered NPO (not for profit organization). The organization provides social services primarily for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. Services are mainly located in Durban and Pietermaritzburg as these two cities are the largest in Kwa-Zulu Natal and host the majority of refugee communities. Durban has the larger refugee and asylum seeker population. The organization provides a holistic package of services that aims to enhance protection and to promote integration and self-reliance of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers. The services provided include relevant information on accessing services; casework services that include referrals, time limited material assistance, psycho social counselling, as well as community outreach and information services, health, education and income generation projects. All services provided by RSS serve to promote protection, self-reliance and independence. The organization also promotes other durable solutions through identification and referral of relevant cases for voluntary repatriation, family reunification and resettlement.