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Boston, MA

About our Boston site

The Boston site serves refugees, asylees and immigrants throughout Greater Boston through a core of common services essential to our mission: refugee resettlement, case management, health services navigation, employment, education and literacy, and skills training programming. Our refugee resettlement, community services and employment programs provide the initial welcome, cultural and community orientation, early basic needs, as well as English for Employment classes and employment support to refugees and asylees fleeing persecution and conflict in their homelands, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Somalia, Bhutan, Myanmar/Burma, Afghanistan, Sudan, Eritrea, and Burundi.

Boston site needs

Boston site programs & services

Refugee Resettlement

Reception and welcoming of new Americans in the Boston communities. Resettlement includes an intensive 90 day support period to help connect families with housing, food, financial assistance, and cultural supports.

Case Management

support services to remove barriers to self-sufficiently to asylee, CHEs, secondary migrants and certified victims of trafficking by facilitating access to health insurance and health care, education, employment programs, and public benefits.

Civic Engagement

Trained program staff screen potential applicants and provide pro bono assistance to eligible legal permanent residents with the naturalization process.

Employment

Job preparation, training, search, placement, and retention services that help refugees and immigrants prepare for and access quality jobs and careers.

Family Reunification of Central American Unaccompanied Minors Program

– Support services to facilitate unaccompanied minors access to linguistically and culturally appropriate medical, mental health, educational, legal and other community services.

Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (Tvap)

Comprehensive case management services to foreign national victims of human trafficking and eligible family members.

Food Pantry

On-site food pantry provides immediate and easy access to culturally appropriate and nutritious food, supplementing the nutrition and food security needs of Boston area refugees and immigrants and bridging them to food stamp benefit activation.

Healthcare & Hospitality Training Programs

 We offer two different job-training programs that provide practical skills training for newcomers looking to launch careers in hospitality or healthcare fields who have medium proficiency in English and a minimum of six months of work experience in the United States.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (Esol)

Language training for adult English for Speakers of Other Languages with a focus on college and career readiness. Clients increase their English language skills and receive coaching to help them meet their educational and vocational goals.

Boston site related news

The difference between two Mondays

After a momentous weekend, our staff returned to work—either virtually or in person—yesterday. Here’s what their Monday looked like: In Boston, a member of the Employment team helped an immigrant client file an application [...]

IINE Statement on the Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

The International Institute of New England (IINE) condemns the Trump Administration’s newly-announced plan to permit no more than 15,000 refugees to enter the United States during Fiscal Year 2021, which starts today (October 1). [...]

Memory lane calling – IINE client comes full circle

By Sherry Spaulding, Education and Youth Program Manager I received a very special phone call today. It was Samuel Jordan, the 74-year-old patriarch of a Liberian family who was my very first job placement [...]

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