Five service centers offer programs uniquely designed to assist refugees, asylees, survivors of human trafficking, and other vulnerable populations, helping them to become self-sufficient as quickly as possible. Center programs are also tailored to meet the needs of the host communities as they welcome these new neighbors, including resettlement services, economic empowerment, English language programs, immigration and legal services, survivors of trafficking empowerment, community wellness, medical case management, social adjustment services. Programs for minors include unaccompanied children, refugee youth program, and Central American minors. Site includes information and resources for unaccompanied minors. RST employs the use of a refugee management system to proactively meet the needs of its clients. Locations in Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.
The Arizona Coalition for Migrant Rights is an effort by local organizations and advocates to come together in an inclusive and diverse network from across the state to work pro-actively to change the social/political climate of immigration in Arizona and to stop the anti-immigrant tide. The Resource Guide lists organizations from Arizona’s migrant rights community. Its goal is to help facilitate communication between organizations across the state working on or concerned with the rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers and to help community members identify local organizations to turn to, either for help or as volunteers. Information about the individual organizations has been entered by that organization and includes websites, the type of work they do and contact names with telephone numbers/email addresses.
The News section provides links to news articles and media coverage of local, state and national immigration issues.
Membership in the coalition is free (as of this listing).
Provides free support for refugees in and around Western Michigan. Services include mentorship, language and citizenship classes, and assistance with the Department of Human Services, finances, education, and more. Located in Grand Rapids, MI; hours and contact information listed on website.
Direct link to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Michigan listing of refugee service agencies. Includes addresses and telephone numbers.
“Korean language versions of resources/guides for new or potential U.S. immigrants about citizenship, immigration, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), etc.
시민권, 영주권, 아동기 도착에 대한 유예조치(DACA)등 전반적인 이민정보를 한국어로 제공하고 있다.”
The Somali Association of Arizona provides educational and community resources to help the Somali community to integrate into American society. Services include English classes, cultural orientation, housing, assistance, home furnishings, immigration services, health and wellness, women’s and children’s services, youth services, employment services, and tutoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Website includes program information, news items about the program, volunteer opportunities, and additional resources.