Youth and Family

Resources for children and families including unaccompanied minors. This section includes transitional housing, after-school tutoring, and educational guidance.


Somali Association of Arizona

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. http://somaliaz.com/

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The Florence Project – Free Legal & Social Services to detained immigrants in Arizona

Provides free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied minors in immigration custody in Arizona. They also do advocacy and outreach. All web pages can be translated into many other languages. Resources include the following sections – a list of FAQs; how to defend your own case; for immigrant parents; and for pro bono & …

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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/

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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 …

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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. https://www.samaritas.org/New-Americans/Resettlement

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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 …

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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. http://www.refugeedevelopmentcenter.org

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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. http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_5526-15492–,00.html

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English Language Services and Basic Skills Refugee Youth Project

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 …

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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee currently works in 29 cities across the United States. Available programs vary by city. Program areas include: resettlement, community integration, adult and youth education, protection and legal services, and physical and mental health. https://www.rescue.org

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