Bethany Christian Services – Refugee and Immigrant Services. Helps with refugee resettlement efforts in West Michigan, including pairing unaccompanied minors with foster families. Offers a transitional living facility for youths, as well as employment services, English language classes, transportation assistance, and mentoring opportunities. Additionally, provides counseling for victims of trauma, including coordinating medical and legal services.
American citizens may also find information on how to support these efforts, and can learn more about the refugee crisis in the Middle East.
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JFS of Washtenaw County assists with pre-arrival processing and reception for refugees resettling in the Ann Arbor area. They provide orientation, case management, basic necessities, English and citizenship classes, short-term counseling, classes in American culture, employment services, and document translation.
Website includes Request for Help form, email address, phone number, physical address, and hours of operation.
Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. By promoting refugee and immigrant rights in federal, state, and local policy, MCIRR’s mission is to create an inclusive atmosphere for refugees across Michigan. Sponsored events also help spread awareness on immigrants’ rights and help advocate for increased quality of life.
Michigan DHHS Refugee Assistance Program. Provides cash assistance to eligible refugees and asylees. Eligibility requirements are listed. Partners with other organizations to provide job, education, and health services and aid to elderly people and unaccompanied minors.
Refugee Development Center. Offering formal and informal education opportunities through programs for families, such as after-school tutoring, English language classes, youth group activities, parent workshops, and mentorships. Also provides community education on issues affecting refugees.
Samaritas. Samaritas offers housing placement, medical case management, English classes, school enrollment, employment services, and counseling for issues including torture. The organization also connects unaccompanied refugee minors with foster and host families. Samaritas also provides a repatriation program, assisting with reception, housing placement, financial assistance, food, transportation, referral to medical/psychiatric evaluation, treatment.
The website includes a contact form, phone number, email address, and physical address.
St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services. St. Vincent Catholic Charities helps resettle refugees in the Lansing, Michigan and mid-Michigan areas. Services include locating affordable housing and providing food and basic necessities, as well as offering assistance with transportation, financial literacy, school enrollment, employment, and more. Refugee Services can also assist with applying for documents and U.S. State Department programs.