Immigration/Refugee Services

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Congreso de Latinos Unidos

A community based organization that works in the impoverished neighborhoods of Eastern North Philadelphia. It is a one-stop social service agency with over 47 programs for the Hispanic community- several locations. Main office- 216 West Somerset Street- 215-763-8870
www.congreso.net
Click here for Eastern North Philly Resource Guides in English or Espanol

Association de Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM)

A multi-service agency providing a wide range of health and social services to Philadelphia’s Latino community including: early intervention; young parents support; day care and Head Start; housing related issues; and behavioral and mental health issues- 1900 N 9th Streete-267-296-7200
http://apmphila.org/

Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations (CONCILIO)

Founded in 1962 this organization provides a multitude of services for Spanish /bilingual persons including: summer camps; foster care; parenting skills; adult education/GED; and housing counseling. Also hosts the annual Puerto Rican Festival– 705 N. Franklin St.- 215-627-3100
elconcilio.net

Nationalities Service Center

The mission of this organization is to help immigrants and refugees participate fully in American society- Assists with social services, English as a second language, protecting the legal rights of immigrants/refugees, eliminating barriers caused by language and cultural differences, and assistance with the immigration and naturalization process. 1216 Arch Street- 215-893-8400
www.nationalitiesservice.org

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians serves immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area.
Services include:
1) Job placement and employment assistance
2) Social service information and referral
3) Free monthly legal clinics
4) Advice and resources for small business owners.
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 555 215-557-2626
www.welcomingcenter.org

Intercultural Family Services, Inc.

Committed to serving the needs of children and families that have immigrated to Philadelphia from countries around the world- offers SCOH services, family preservation, ESL, housing counseling and more- 4225 Chestnut Street- 215-386-1298
www.ifsinc.org

Catholic Social Services

Representation of visa processing and legalization processes. 215-854-7019
http://www.catholicsocialservicesphilly.org/index.php

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)

Various advocacy programs for the Southeast Asian community (Cambodian, ethnic Chinese, Hmong, Laotian, and Vietnamese)- 215-467-0690
www.seamaac.org

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia

It’s mission is to improve the quality of life Cambodian-Americans within the Greater Philadelphia Area by providing services, advocating and empowering them to obtain equal access to social/economic development, as well as to quality healthcare and education. 5412 North 5th Street-215-324-4070
www.cagp.org

Asain/Pacific American Resource Directory

Click below for directory of resources for Asian/Pacific Philadelphians
Click here for directory

Einstein Support Groups for Southeast Asians

Informational and supportive agency for Vietnamese and Cambodian parents- Einstein Hosp. – 215-456-6008

Greater Philadelphia Asian Social Service Center (GPASS)

Social service organization for asian children and adults. Many programs availible- 4943 N. 5th Street-215-456-1662

http://www.gpasspa.org/

Office of Language, Culture, and the Arts

Office of The School District of Philadelphia that helps English Language Learners Excel. 215-400-4240
www.philasd.org/

School Distric Language Hotlines

Answers all questions related to public education
For ALL languages, click here
Albanian 215-400-8480
Arabic 215-400-8481
Chinese 215-400-8482
French 215-400-8483
Khmer 215-400-8484
Russian 215-400-8485
Spanish (live support) 215-400-8489
Vietnamese 215-400-8486

JEVS Refugee Assistance Program

The JEVS Refugee Assistance Program serves eligible refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties with free services. These services include:
‘ Job placement and employment assistance
‘ Job retention training
‘ ESL classes
‘ Computer classes
‘ Acculturation workshops
‘ Use of driving simulator
‘ Multiple locations
Call 215-728-4210 for further information.
www.jevshumanservices.org

HIAS and Council

Since 1882, the primary mission of HIAS&Council Migration Service of Philadelphia has been to rescue, relocate and resettle peoples of all religion and nationalities who are fleeing persecution and discrimination. 2100 Arch Street 3rd Fl. Call 215-832-0900.
www.hiaspa.org

Polish American Social Services

Many services for Polish Americans. Call 215-923-1900 for info.
www.polishamericancenter.org

ACANA (African Cultural Alliance of North America)

Resources for African Immigrants/Refugees or decendants of Africans. 5530 Chester Ave 215-729-8225.
http://acanaus.org/

ASPIRA, Inc.

The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing leadership, intellectual and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere. Multiple programs for youth development- 4322 N. 5th-215-455-1300
http://aspirapa.org/

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Health Info

The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities. See link below on health information in dozens of languages.
www.refugees.org

Best Behavioral Health

BBH is a community-based program offering outpatient psychiatric and community services to ethnically and/or culturally diverse families, including Latino/Hispanic and Asian families. 5043 Frankford Avenue (215) 744-4343
http://bbhrecovery.org/index.html

Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia

Advocates for the Haitian Community of Philadelphia. Call 215-439-5409 for help.
http://haitiancoalition.org/

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine info in many languages. See website.
www.immunize.org/catg.d/noneng.htm

Philly 311 Mobile App

Free download for residents to find city services. Click on “language assistance” to explore resources for those whose first language is not English. Search Philly 311 in your phones “app store”.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes by neighborhood

Find ESL classes in your neighborhood. Click below.
www.welcomingcenter.org/immigrants/learn-english