Community Integration Program
For over 35 years, the Center for New Americans has provided resettlement and post-resettlement services for refugees. In 2016, we received over 650 refugees from all parts of the world. Many have never lived in urban environments, speak little English and have limited education. These barriers make it hard to navigate social service, educational or medical systems. In the initial resettlement period (90-180 days), clients receive intensive case management services that include: applying for public assistance and Social Security cards; obtaining referrals for medical services; facilitating school enrollment for school-age children; referrals to English as a Second Language classes; and job training and placements for adults. The Community Integration (CI) Program provides access to personalized assistance and crisis intervention services for up to five years after arrival.