Immigration Legal Assistance (see in services of groups below)

www.massresources.org/immigrant-agencies.html

Immigrant service agencies offer refugee resettlement, English language classes, referrals, and other services for noncitizens. Massachusetts agencies include:

Catholic Charities

International Institute

Jewish Family Service

Lutheran Social Services of New England (LSSNE) Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center Community organizations

 

Catholic Charities

Description: helps refugees and other immigrants with basic needs, legal advice, and counseling and training to become self-sufficient.

Services:

 Refugee Resettlement Program

 Legal counseling on immigration for low-income clients

 Walk-in immigration clinic

 English as a second language (ESL) classes

 Employment training and counseling

 Case management and counseling

 Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc.  Interpreter and translation services

 Citizenship preparation

 Computer training

 Haitian multi-service center (Dorchester)

 Other immigrant services

 

Massachusetts locations: Greater Boston, Worcester

 

Contact Information:

 Catholic Charities of Boston-South Boston Labouré Center

275 West Broadway

South Boston, MA 02127

617-464-8100

 Refugee Resettlement

 Community Interpreter Services

 Immigration Legal Services

 Refugee Employment Services

 Adult Education ESOL

 

 Catholic Charities of Greater Boston 75 Kneeland St.

Boston, MA 02125

Phone: 617-451-7979

Fax: 617-629-5768

 

Web site: Refugee and Immigration ServicesCommunity Interpreter Services Immigration Legal Services

Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Employment Services

 

 Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service Center 185 Columbia Rd.

Dorchester, MA 02121

Phone: 617-506-6600

Fax: 617-474-1009

Web site: Haitian Multi-Service Center

 

 Catholic Charities of Worcester County Refugee Resettlement Program

10 Hammond Street

Worcester, MA 01610

Phone: 508-798-0191

Fax: 508-797-5659

Web site: Catholic Charities - Worcester County

 

International Institute

Description: offers a wide range of services to refugees and other immigrants to help them become self-sufficient members of their communities. Services are free, except for certain legal and citizenship services which are offered at a reasonable fee. Services may vary by location.

Services:

 Refugee Resettlement Program

 Legal Services (walk-in immigration clinic; full legal representation for asylum seekers and low- income immigrants; application assistance)

 English language and literacy skills training

 Refugee Employment and Training Program

 Case management and counseling

 Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc.

 Translations

 Homebuyer training

 Family reunification

 Other immigrant services

 

Massachusetts locations: Boston, Lowell

Contact Information:

 Web site: International Institute of New England

 International Institute of New England, Boston Office

One Milk St.

Boston, MA 02109 Phone: 617-695-9990 Fax: 617-695-9191

 

 International Institute of New England, Lowell Office 144 Merrimack St., Suite 202

Lowell, MA 01852

Phone: 978-459-9031

Fax: 978-459-0154 

 

Jewish Family Service

Description: helps refugees become reunited with family members and transition into American life by offering social, educational, vocational, medical, and economic assistance.

Services:

 Refugee Resettlement Program

 Job training and counseling

 Citizenship preparation

 Information and referral services

 English language classes

 Social and recreational programs

 Youth programs

 Translations

 Special programs for elder refugees

 

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) 1430 Main St. Waltham, MA 02451

Phone: 781-647-5327

Contact online: Web site: JF&CS New American Services

 

 Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) 298 Union St. Lynn, MA 01901 Phone: 781-593-0100

 

Fax: 781-599-3329

Contact online: Contact us

Web site: JF&CS New American Services

 

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) 475 Franklin St., Suite #101.

Framingham, MA 01702 Phone: 508-875-3100 Fax: 508-875-4373

Web site: JFS New American Services

 

 

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFS) 15 Lenox St.

Springfield, MA 01108 Phone: 413-737-2601 Fax: 413-737-0323

Web site: Refugee Services

 

Lutheran Social Services of New England (LSSNE)

Description: provides resettlement and support services to help refugees and other immigrants become self-sufficient and productive citizens of the United States.

Services:

 Refugee Resettlement Program

 Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program

URM-info@LSSNE.org Lutheran Church of the Newtons 1310 Centre St. Newton Centre, MA 02459 617-916-5576 OR 10 East Worcester St., Suite 24 Worcester, MA 01604 774-243-3950

 Sponsorship

 Refugee Employment and Training Program

 Case management and counseling

 Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc.  Translations and legal assistance

 English language instruction

 Family reunification

 Other immigrant services

 

Massachusetts locations: Worcester, West Springfield

Contact Information: Lutheran Social Services of New England

Refugee and Immigrant Services 51 Union St. Worcester, MA 01609 Phone: 508-754-1121

Fax: 508-754-1393 Web site: LSSNE Refugee and Immigration Services; Immigration Legal Assistance

 

Lutheran Social Services Center of New England

593 Main St. W. Springfield, MA 01089 Phone: 413-787-0725 Fax: 413-734-0859

 

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

Description: provides a wide range of health and human services to Portuguese speakers and other residents of eastern Massachusetts.

Services:

 Immigrant social services, including job and housing search, and benefit program assistance  Elder services

 Youth services and family counseling

 Youth violence prevention

 Citizenship classes, naturalization support, and other immigration services

 English and Portuguese language instruction

 Computer skills and other education classes

 Domestic violence prevention and batterer intervention

 Housing counseling for homebuyers and renters

 Substance abuse prevention and treatment

 HIV/AIDS outreach, education, case management, and transportation

 Cape Verdean Women's Initiative for reproductive health

 Community Health Project (outreach, education, and screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, breast and cervical cancer)

 

Massachusetts locations: Cambridge, Somerville, Allston, Dorchester, Lowell and Framingham

 

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

1046 Cambridge St.

Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: 617-864-7600

Fax: 617-864-7621

Web site: MAPS Home; MAPS Offices

 

Allston: 617-787-0557, toll-free: 800-232-7725 569 Cambridge St., Allston, MA, 02134

 

Dorchester: 617-825-5897 Stoughton St., Dorchester, MA, 02125

 

Framingham: 508-872-2652; 508-397-9051 (Portuguese); 508-259-9889 (Spanish) 24 Union Ave., Suites 8 & 10, Framingham, MA 01702

 

Lowell: 978-970-1250 11 Mill St., Lowell, MA, 01852

 

Somerville: 617-864-7600 (open by appointment only) 92 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

 

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

Description: helps Somali women and children and other immigrants by providing resettlement and support services.

Services:

 Refugee Resettlement Program

 Case management and counseling

 Information and referrals for housing, food assistance, health care, etc.  Translations and legal assistance

 English language instruction

 Family reunification

 Domestic violence awareness  HIV/AIDS education

 Youth programs

 Other immigrant services

 

Massachusetts locations: Jamaica Plain, Worcester, Lynn

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) 31 Heath St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Phone: 617-522-8882 Fax: 617-238-0064 Web site: RIAC Boston

 

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) 340 Main St., Suite #965 Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: 508-756-7557 Fax: 508-756-7708

 

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

298 Union St. Lynn, MA 01901 Phone: 781-593-0100 Fax: 781-599-3329