San Diego refugee resettlement organizations begin to grow in number due to the proximity of Camp Pendleton, the first destination for many refugees from Southeast Asia following the American war in Vietnam. (Jesse Mills, 2008)
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Social Advocates for Youth
This nonprofit organization works collaboratively with existing structures and systems to address youth, adult, and family wellness, child and youth development, and community engagement.
By November, Camp Pendleton has temporarily housed about 50,400 Vietnamese refugees after the Vietnam war.
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
The IRC is established in San Diego in response to Vietnamese refugees resettling in the area.
Ethiopian Civil War
The Ethiopian civil war begins in what is modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Originally established in 1968 under the name Trabajadores de la Raza, this community-based organization expands its efforts from solely serving Spanish-speaking clients in San Ysidro to providing services and programs to all South San Diego County residents. They offer legal and non-legal services for new arrivals.