Tucson Refugee Ministry

The Tucson Refugee Ministry partners with a local church group and a resettlement agency to embrace a refugee family for 3 months. The Ministry also provides new arrival care packages filled with essential items for refugee families and offers volunteers training in the process of refugee resettlement.

http://www.tucsonrefugeeministry.com/

Biblioteca Salaborsa: Resources for the Newly Arrived in Bologna, Italy

Biblioteca Salaborsa, the town library, offers a number of services newly arrived immigrants or migrants in Bologna, Italy. This includes a multilingual staff, and library materials available in a number of languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Urdu, Bengali, and more. Visit their website for details on additional services, including assistance with obtaining an Italian driver’s license, Italian language courses, and more.

http://www.bibliotecasalaborsa.it/documenti/resources_for_the_newly_arrived_in_bologna

Worcester Refugee Assistance Project

WRAP is a network of individuals committed to assisting local refugees from Burma achieve sustainable self‐reliance through mentoring, advocacy and providing material support as needed. Services include English Language Assistance, Family/Peer Mentorship, Health Advocacy, Youth Development, Transportation, Driver’s education, After‐school homework/tutoring, Children’s Program, Citizenship Classes, College Prep, and Teen Mentoring.

http://www.worcesterrefugees.org/

The Worcester Refugee Archive at Clark University

The Refugee Archive, located at the Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library at Clark University, is a repository for materials, knowledge, research, and resources related to Worcester’s refugee and forced migrant communities. It serves to collect published and unpublished materials on the history, resettlement, community health, livelihoods, and material culture–among other things–of individuals, groups, refugee community organizations, and agencies based in and around Worcester. The catalog includes masters theses, journal articles, dissertations, newsletter and news articles, reports, student work, and materials from organizations and agencies.

http://wordpress.clarku.edu/refugeearchive/

Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit

Know Your Rights, Executive Actions,Deportation Information

The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit public interest law firm for low-income families and individuals.

The Society’s Immigration Law Unit provides an emergency plan information factsheet to help communities prepare in case of detention and deportation of a family member. It also offers a factsheet on providing sanctuary to immigrants. An ICE deportation hotline is available at 844-955-3425.

The Immigration Law Unit provides a detailed summary of the Executive Orders issued by President Trump on immigration and related draft orders that have not (yet) been issued. The Unit also offers ongoing workshops and individual immigration assistance, though its attorneys’ have recently emphasized a large backlog of cases following Trump’s election and executive orders.

Factsheets are available in English, Spanish and Chinese (traditional and simplified).

http://www.legal-aid.org/en/civil/civilpractice/newimmigrationbenefits.aspx

Vive Shelter (a Program of Jericho Road)

Vive is a program of Jericho Road Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization with no connection to the U.S. government. Vive provides shelter and assistance to refugees seeking asylum in Canada. The organization assists adults and families who have an anchor relative in Canada, and unaccompanied minors with parental permission but without anchor relatives, in obtaining asylum. Vive schedules appointments and interviews with the Canada Border Services Agency and houses refugees who are waiting for those appointments or interviews.

Vive charges $100 per week, a fee that includes registration, housing, meals, and access to medical care, legal services, and Wi-Fi. For taxi services to and from appointments with Canadian Border services, Vive charges $30 on the day of the appointment or interview.

The website provides a list of suggested documents, contains special information for children, and explains who Canada considers to be an “anchor relative” for purposes of asylum.

http://www.jrchc.org/vive/information-for-asylum-seekers/

Mohawk Valley Resource Center For Refugees

The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR) assists refugees and immigrants, and individuals with limited English proficiency. MVRCR is partially accredited by the US Department of Justice and thereby authorized to represent clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services and to complete immigration forms on clients’’ behalf. MVRCR provides advocacy, counseling, information, processing, and referrals for citizenship and immigration issues. It has a refugee resettlement program in Utica that has resettled more than 15,000 individuals in the city since 1981.

The organization also provides interpretation and translation services and training in cultural competency (for interactions involving health care, education, government services, and more).

MVRCR seeks to help its clients achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

https://www.mvrcr.org/