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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 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

Ms. Emily Hood, In Memoriam

IINE recently learned of the death of a longtime supporter, Ms. Emily Hood. She served as a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Boston in the 1980s and [...]

National Volunteer Appreciation Week at IINE

Each year, the International Institute serves thousands of refugee, asylee, and immigrant families through our many supportive services. Nearly every IINE program depends on volunteers to deliver the quality support our students and [...]

IINE works from home

Since March 12, 2020, the vast majority of IINE employees are working remotely to keep safe and practice social distancing. For an organization that thrives on personal connection, face-to-face service delivery, and group [...]

A grateful update from IINE

In these challenging times it is remarkable to me how communities across the country are coming together. People are taking social distancing seriously, school districts are doing their best to provide remote [...]

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