12 10, 2017

How can we help?

2018-10-28T18:09:44+00:00October 12th, 2017|

The best way to help the International Institute is with a contribution of any size. The Institute is a public-private partnership that relies on community financial support to provide a comprehensive range of services. Despite shifts in federal funding, we need to be ready to receive each refugee family when they arrive in New England. [...]

12 10, 2017

Where do I find information that assures me of the quality of the work of the International Institute of New England?

2017-10-12T16:23:55+00:00October 12th, 2017|

The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants (MORI), the New Hampshire Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs (OMHRA), and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). These agencies provide robust quality control, monitoring case files, providing on-site annual visits, and interviewing clients [...]

28 05, 2017

What is the International Institute of New England and what does it do?

2017-08-09T16:01:10+00:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian relief, education, skills training, job placement, family reunification and pathways to citizenship for 2,000 immigrants and refugees each year. We work in Boston and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New Hampshire. IINE is the oldest and second largest resettlement agency in the [...]

28 05, 2017

What makes the International Institute of New England different?

2017-08-09T16:01:22+00:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute is a leader in the creation of programs and services for new Americans. Our expertise comes from almost 100 years of welcoming immigrants from every region of the world and more than 40 years of resettling refugees in New England. IINE is one of the few immigrant service providers in the [...]

28 05, 2017

Why should New England welcome refugees and immigrants?

2017-08-09T16:01:31+00:00May 28th, 2017|

There are compelling humanitarian, civic, and economic reasons for welcoming refugees and immigrants to New England. Our region’s modest population growth, which is critical to the expansion of our economy, depends almost entirely on immigration. Approximately 28% of Boston’s population is foreign-born, and both New Hampshire and Massachusetts are in desperate need of people [...]

28 05, 2017

How does the Institute help refugees and immigrants?

2017-08-09T16:01:39+00:00May 28th, 2017|

The Institute provides a five-point continuum of care to new Americans that includes: Refugee Resettlement – We receive and place an average of 600 refugees each year in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Our work during a refugee family’s first 90 days in the U.S. involves preparing an apartment for each new arrival, receiving families at [...]

28 05, 2017

Who does the International Institute serve?

2018-12-10T15:32:43+00:00May 28th, 2017|

We serve Refugees, Asylees, Victims of Human Trafficking, Cuban and Haitian entrants, Special Interest Visa holders, Central American children and families, and other immigrants in various statuses. Below is a definition of each category and the number of clients served by IINE in Fiscal Year 2018: Refugees – The Institute resettled 197 refugees in Fiscal [...]

28 05, 2017

How long has the Institute been in existence?

2018-05-14T01:52:48+00:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute of New England began in Lowell in 1918, and an office opened in Boston in 1924. A group in Manchester, New Hampshire started resettling refugees in the late 1970s, and in 1994, the three sites consolidated into a formal organization, which today is called the International Institute of New England. IINE’s [...]

28 05, 2017

How is the International Institute funded?

2018-05-14T01:54:47+00:00May 28th, 2017|

The International Institute of New England derives 54% of its funding from public sources and 46% from private revenue streams, including fundraising and affordable fee programming. The refugee resettlement program in the United States is a “public-private partnership,” and groups like ours are expected to raise funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations to provide [...]