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Immigration/Refugee Services

Tarjimly- FREE Translation Services

Tarjimly is a FREE app that that helps immigrants and refugees with free translation services including video and written. Go to to download and try it.

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

HIAS and Council

HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. Our programs include 1) representation and legal counseling for immigration issues and 2) citizenship, refugee resettlement and other social services for newly arriving immigrants, refugees and asylees. 215-832-0900.


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

New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

Network of volunteers who will go with someone to their court appointment and help them navigate checking in, understanding the process, light interpretation, and knowing what to expect from court process. Call (215) 279 7060

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
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

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– 141 E. Hunting Park 19124- 215-627-3100

Puentes de Salud

Operates a wellness clinic, adult and child education including ESL classes, and building a strong Latino community. 1700 South Street. 215-454-8000.

La Puerta Abierta

LPA provides pro bono comprehensive, trauma-informed mental health services – including individual, family, and group therapy – to the Latino immigrant and refugee community in the five-county Philadelphia region. Call 1-610-745-1952 or go to site at

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

Catholic Social Services

Representation of visa processing and legalization processes. 215-587-3555

HUNE (Hispanos Unidos Para Ninos Excepcionales)

HUNE provides free bilingual English and Spanish training, technical assistance and individual assistance to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with children. 2215 N American Street Call 215-425-6203.

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

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

Asain/Pacific American Resource Directory

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


Kiths Integrated and Targeted Human Services serves the needs of Asian Americans, Immigrants and Refugees in the Logan area of Philadelphia. Their mission is to help individuals achieve self-sufficiency one resource at a time. for info or call 215-278-6222 or 6223 4911 Old York Rd, 1st Floor, Phila. PA 19141


Einstein Support Groups for Southeast Asians

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

ACANA (African Cultural Alliance of North America)

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

AFAHO (American Family Health Organization)

Connects African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees to critical health care. Multiple programs in Philly. 4415 Chestnut St., Suite 202 Philadelphia PA 19104 – (215) 546-1232

Jaisohn Center for Korean Families

Multiservice center for Korean families offering medical and family support. Located at 6705 Old York Rd. 19126.

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

Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs

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

School District Language Hotlines

Answers all questions related to public education
For ALL languages, click
• Albanian* –215-400-8480
• Chinese* – 215 400­-8482
• French* – 215 400­-8483
• Khmer* – 215 400­-8484
• Russian* – 215 400-­8485
• Spanish – 215 400-­8489
• Vietnamese* – 215-400-8487
• Arabic: 215-400-8481

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.

Polish American Social Services

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


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

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.

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

Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia

Advocates for the Haitian Community of Philadelphia. Call 215-439-5409 for help.

Africom Philly

AFRICOM’s mission is to empower the African and Caribbean communities by facilitating their integration into the social and economic fabric in the Greater Philadelphia area. Many programs to help. Call 215-816-8063 – 4022 Market Street, Suite #3, Philadelphia PA 19104 or email .

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine info in many languages. See website.

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”.

MyPlace Adult Education and ESL

Philadelphia’s myPLACE network offering  adult education and career readiness classes throughout the City. myPLACE classes help residents get the skills they need for work and life. ESL, Math and Reading, GED. Go to to find location near you.

Refugee Resettlement Program

The mission of the Refugee Resettlement Program is to help refugees and their families obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency and social integration within the shortest possible time after their arrival into the Commonwealth. Go to or click here and look at Region 3 for local organizations that can help.

Resources for Undocumented Students

Several resources from the School District including Fact Sheets and help with College. Go to
Also click on this handout for more info here

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