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    Programs that accompany people who are new to the country and may face language and other cultural barriers when establishing themselves, particularly during the first months following arrival. Escorts are generally volunteers with a shared ethnic background who provide assistance in key areas such as housing, employment and education as well as help with other necessities of daily living such as understanding the local public transit system, opening a bank account and learning the location of stores that sell familiar items.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Bradford Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in McKean County in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.McKeanCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Bradford OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Clarion Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in Clarion County in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.ClarionCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Clarion OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Dubois Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in Clearfield County in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.ClearfieldCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Dubois OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Erie Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in the City of Erie in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.ErieCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Erie OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Meadville Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in Crawford County in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.CrawfordCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services - Meadville OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    Catholic Charities Counseling And Adoption Services - Warren Office - Refugee ResettlementProvides assistance to arriving refugees to establish themselves in Warren County in becoming economically self-sufficient within 8 months of arrival.WarrenCatholic Charities Counseling And Adoption Services - Warren OfficeCatholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services
    JFCS Immigrant Services and Connections (ISAC)ISAC is a six-agency partnership headed by Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and all agencies are experts in serving the growing immigrant community. Partners include Casa San Jose, a program of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC), Latino Family Center of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Northern Area Multi-Service Center (NAMSC), and South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM). ISAC is funded by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Our goals are to connect immigrants living in Allegheny County to existing services, programs, and communities, strengthen Pittsburgh’s ethnic communities and educate Allegheny County service providers about immigrants in the region, their needs and rights regarding culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Services include information & referrals (with interpretation when needed), service coordination (with interpretation when needed) to assess needs and connect clients to a full range of community connections, and bilingual navigation. Bilingual community workers provide ISAC clients with hands-on short-term assistance to help them learn to access services so clients become more independent AlleghenyJFCS - Refugee and Immigrant ServicesJewish Family and Community Services
    Multicultural Community Resource Center (MCRC)Provide educational, social, political, economic, health and employment services to Hispanic, immigrant and refugee populations in Erie. Services include English language education and interpretation, translation, GED education, immigration services, life skill development, aging, health education and assessment and community diversity training, employment preparation and placement and child day care for client and community families.ErieMulticultural Community Resource CenterMulticultural Community Resource Center
    South Hills Interfaith Movement - Immigrant Services and ConnectionsHelps refugees and immigrants access existing services like shelter, education, healthcare and legal support. Interpreters are available to enhance communication.AlleghenySouth Hills Interfaith Movement Family Support ProgramsSouth Hills Interfaith Movement

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