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Manchester, NH

About our Manchester site

The Manchester site provides vital support and assistance to the Manchester’s refugee and immigrant communities. Manchester has welcomed refugees in partnership with IINE since 1994. Today, IINE Manchester resettled refugees from all over the world with predominant populations from Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Iraq, Somalia, and Syria. Upon arrival in New Hampshire, refugees are welcomed with a basic home and are guided by IINE through the beginning phases of the integration process. 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 and workforce development services, school and classroom support for refugee children and youth, cultural adjustment programming, English language instruction, medical case management, and extended case management support for individuals working to overcome additional barriers to successful integration.

Manchester site programs & services

Manchester launches College Prep Information Workshops

Click here to learn more about our College Prep Workshops

Refugee Resettlement

Reception and welcoming of new Americans in the Manchester and Nashua communities. Resettlement includes an intensive 30 day initial period to provide and help connect families with housing, access to health care, education, financial resources and cultural support among other relevant services.

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 classroom preparation and pro bono services to eligible permanent residents with the naturalization process.

Refugee School Impact

In partnership with the Manchester School District and NH Department of Health and Human Services, academic and social adjustment support for refugee children entering and graduating from K-12 education.

Workforce Development

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

English Language and Literacy Classes

Contextualized vocational English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program that helps clients acquire English language and literacy skills as well as vocational training in partnership with area employers. Both day and evening classes are available for literacy, beginner and intermediate levels focusing on college and career readiness.  Students will be tested for appropriate class placement.

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Manchester site related news

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 client when I [...]

She was an asylee with COVID-19 and needed help – IINE responds

This message comes from Sabyne Denaud, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Lowell. She shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will [...]

IINE opposes proposed Asylum regulation

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued proposed asylum regulations that will make it nearly impossible for people to pursue asylum claims in the United States. Asylum is a [...]


Our thanks to the NH Women’s Foundation for their support of programming for refugee women.

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