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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 programs & services

Refugee Resettlement

Reception and welcoming of new Americans in the Manchester and Nashua communities. Resettlement includes an intensive 30 day support period to help connect families with housing, food, financial assistance, and cultural supports.

Case Management

support services to facilitate ongoing access to basic needs, remove barriers to self-sufficiency, and to promote self-efficacy.

Civic Engagement

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

Education

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.

Targeted Services for Asylees & Entrants

Support services to facilitate asylee and entrant access to health insurance and healthcare, education, employment programs, and public benefits.

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 asylee and entrant access to health insurance and healthcare, education, employment programs, and public benefits.

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.

Service Industry Training & Hospitality Training

 We offer two different job-training programs that provide practical skills training for newcomers looking to launch careers in hospitality or service 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.

[ DRIVE ] Program Learner’s Permit Class

A course designed to prepare refugees, asylees, and parolees to secure a Massachusetts Learner’s Permit.

Boston site related news

Personal Perspective from one American mom

I am normally a good sleeper, but last week’s New York Times article chronicling the horrific saga of an immigrant child ripped from his parents at the border kept me awake in frustrated, frightened [...]

2019 Live performance of Suitcase Stories®

Boston, MA- World Music/CRASHarts and The International Institute of New England (IINE) will present a live performance of Suitcase Stories® on Friday, February 1, 8pm at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville. Tickets [...]