Provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home and opportunities to connect with the larger community and each other. Programs include assisting with securing transitional housing, Employment and Education Program (with ESL, Resume Writing, Online Application Assistance, Interviewing Skills, and Basic Driver Education), Hospitality Hours, and referrals for legal, medical, and mental health services.
Days and times for Hospitality Hours and Employment and Education Program sessions are available on the website. Registration is required.
Baltimore City Community College Refugee Assistance Program (RAP)
Classes help students improve their English language ability, develop skills necessary to find employment, and function in their everyday English language environment. Additionally, RAP classes provide a supportive classroom environment with instructors who are able to respond to individual students’ language needs. RAP serves adult refugees and asylees who have lived in the U.S. for five years or less. RAP has culturally and professionally diverse staff and instructors that are motivated and committed to the success of the program’s students.
All classes are FREE for students through a grant from the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees. Classes are offered by Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore City and Catonsville, MD.
Website includes program description, registration requirements, and contact information.
The Refugee Youth Project (RYP) helps school-aged youth develop the knowledge and skills required for academic success and positive integration. Programs include after-school, summer school, individual mentoring, college access mentoring, and community arts. After-school programs focus on homework help, social skills, and building and improving English language skills. RYP partners with local colleges, universities, and high schools to recruit more than 250 volunteers each year. Volunteers play a crucial role in providing extra academic support and guidance to youth participants. Funding for RYP is provided through the generous support of the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA), as well as supplemental grant and fundraising dollars. All RYP program services are FREE for participating students.
Referral network of mental health professionals committed to providing culturally responsive counseling and therapeutic services for refugees in the greater Baltimore area. Counseling services through the Connection are provided for free (pro bono) or under reimbursement through Medical Assistance (Medicaid).
There is no charge to the client.