Community Resources for Immigrants and Refugees

Community Resources for Immigrants/Refugees

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts

15 Lenox Street

Springfield, MA 01108

Phone:  (413) 737-2601

https://www.jfswm.org

Click on the “new americans” tab.

Description:  Offers comprehensive refugee resettlement support.  

“Our innovative programs and comprehensive services assist refugees in becoming engaged U.S. citizens.  We work closely with them to ensure that each individual achieves independence and is a productive member of our society. We help refugees from around the world resettle here safely, learn English, gain employment and become valued, contributing members of our community.  Our multicultural, multilingual staff provides comprehensive services which include case management, family reunification, employment, English as a Second Language, school and health support and counseling.”

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Catholic Charities Agency

Phone:  (413) 452-0626

https://diospringfield.org/Ministries/cca

Click on the “Office of Immigration, Migration, and Refugee Services” tab.

Description:  “Services are offered for a nominal fee for all documented immigrants, refugees and asylees. In addition to aiding clients with their CIS documents, our caseworkers can provide referrals to legal services, social services and ESOL classes for immigrants regardless of status.”
Refugee Services / WELCOMING REFUGEES RESETTLEMENT PROJECT
  • Refugee Reception and Placement Services
  • On-going Resettlement and Immigration Services
  • ESOL/Employment Services
Citizenship:  We offer classes for those seeking citizenship twice per year. These classes are designed to prepare participants for the U.S. citizenship examination. Classes are 5-6 weeks in length.

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Ascentria Refugee and Immigrant Services

94 North Elm Street #401

Westfield, MA 01085

Phone:  (413) 787-0725

https://www.ascentria.org/


Description:  Offers services for people from around the world to resettle and transition to new lives.

Ascentria Care Alliance is committed to:

  1. providing the highest quality services throughout resettlement;

  2. fostering self-sufficiency of refugee and immigrant families;

  3. educating the community about the refugee and immigrant experience;

  4. partnering with volunteers and the community to support new neighbors;

  5. advocating for the rights, health and well-being of our new neighbors; and,

  6. collaborating with businesses to support local economic development.

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Gandara Mental Health Center

Phone:  (413) 736-8329

https://gandaracenter.org

Offices and services throughout Western MA.

Description:  Provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults, and families.  “Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community.”

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Westfield Food Pantry

101 Meadow Street #1

Westfield, MA 01085

Phone:  (413) 572-0802

Provides groceries to Westfield residents in need.

https://www.westfieldfoodpantry.org/

Community Resources

The following is a list of local recommended resources that may be available to people facing food/economic hardship. Please contact the agency directly to learn more about their services.

Salvation Army 12 Arnold Street, Westfield - (413) 568-1256 - www.salvationarmy.org

Our Community Table (Soup Kitchen) 101 Meadow Street, Westfield - (413) 572-9147

Samaritan Inn 7 Free Street, Westfield - (413) 568-3122

New Beginnings Women’s Shelter - (413) 562-5739

St. Vincent De Paul Charitable Society - 30 Bartlett Street, Westfield - (413) 562-5620

WIC Westfield 70 Court St Ste 10A, Westfield - (413) 568-1007 - www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

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For additional information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/orgs/office-for-refugees-and-immigrants