About our Lowell site
IINE: Lowell site has welcomed refugees to the city since 1919. Today, the site serves refugee families and individuals from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar/Burma, China, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eritrea, Honduras, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Uganda. We also serve Special Immigrant Visa holders from Afghanistan and Iraq, and Cubans and Haitians who are beneficiaries of the Cuban/Haitian entrant program. The International Institute provides an array of support services starting with the initial resettlement program that lasts for a short 90 days. Support services are focused on helping refugees and immigrants successfully transition into their new lives in the United States and include job placements services; cultural adjustment programming; English language instruction; extended case management support; an asset development program for families ready to take steps towards purchasing a vehicle or home; and citizenship application services.
Lowell site programs & services
Reception and welcoming of new Americans in our communities. Resettlement includes an intensive 90 day support period to help connect families with housing, food, financial assistance, and cultural supports.
support services to facilitate ongoing access to basic needs, remove barriers to self-sufficiency, and to promote self-efficacy.
Trained program staff provide legal assistance to eligible legal permanent residents with the naturalization process.
AM and PM ESOL classes.
Language training for adult English 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, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, and Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee
Support services to facilitate asylee and entrant access to health insurance and healthcare, education, employment programs, and public benefits.
Job preparation, training, search, placement, and retention services that help refugees and immigrants prepare for and access quality jobs and careers.
Trained program staff screen potential applicants and provide pro bono assistance to eligible legal permanent residents with the naturalization process.
Healthcare focused training for CNA and MAP.
Learner permit preparation.
Workshops, career exploration, educational support and mentoring for refugee and immigrant youth.
The MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board to fund this program. MassHire Programs & Services are funded in full by US Department of Labor (USDOL) Employment and Training Administration grants. Additional details furnished upon request.
Individual Development Account (IDA)
Identify financial goals, build healthy saving habits, and invest in your future.