GENERAL SOCIAL SERVICES

Language support

  • Reading and interpreting mail
  • Explaining forms
  • Engaging refugee youth to help build the language skills of their elders, for whom language barriers can lead to feelings of isolation and helplessnessĀ 
  • Ongoing informal language education during office and home visits
  • Referrals to ESL classes

Accessing social services such as food stamps and government housing

  • Explaining the system
  • Filling out applications
  • Providing transportation to appointments
  • Interpretation during appointments

Accessing healthcare

  • Help with Medicaid applications
  • Referrals
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Transportation
  • Interpretation during appointments

Assisting with US Immigration issues

  • Educating about the process
  • Making referrals to obtain assistance