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    Individuals who have fled their native country and have been given official permission by the government to settle permanently in another country. In the United States, refugee status is given to people who are outside their country of nationality and who are unwilling to return to that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on the individuals' race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. Entrant status allows the individual to remain in the U.S., but does not confer true "refugee" status. Asylees are refugees who apply for this status while already in the U.S. (on student or tourist visas, for example).

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    African Cultural Alliance of North America - Adult Basic EducationIn collaboration with the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association Coalition (SEAMAAC), ACANA runs Adult Basic Education program which teaches basic reading and math skills to illiterate or semi-illiterate immigrants, refugees and asylees in our target area.PhiladelphiaAfrican Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc. (ACANA) -Philadelphia; KingsessingAfrican Cultural Alliance of North America
    African Cultural Alliance of North America - Refugee/Asylee ProgramThrough its outreach services, case management, information & referral and life skills workshops, this program provides assistance to African immigrants. The Objectives : - Provides case management and referral services and help new Americans, especially, African refugees and asylees access services and programs they are eligible for in greater numbers. - Provide culturally appropriate orientation on adjusting to the American way of life to newly arrived African/Caribbean refugees/asylees. - Eliminating impediments through education and resource mobilization. - Assisting refugees and asylees to gain self sufficiency by helping them to access training, language skills, re certification, etc. - Assisting African older refugees and asylees access needed services. - Provides after school programs to refugee and asylee youth through ACANA’s cultural training and after school and youth development program. PhiladelphiaAfrican Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc. (ACANA) -Philadelphia; KingsessingAfrican Cultural Alliance of North America
    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 Social Services - Refugee Legal CounselingProvides legal counseling service for refugee.PhiladelphiaCatholic Social Services - Philadelphia; Center CityCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
    Church World Service - Immigration & Refugee ProgramAdditional number: (717) 381-2891 Refugee and Cuban/Haitian Resettlement (717) 381-2891 Match Grant Program (717) 358-9728 Immigration Counseling and US Citizenship (717) 358-9397 Refugee Employment Services - Immigration Counseling : Accredited to give low cost legal immigration advice and assistance, representing clients before the Immigration Services and the Courts. Help clients fill out forms for a nominal fee. Experience with family petitions, citizenship, application for green cards, work permits, green card replacement, travel documents and more. - Refugee Resettlement, Cuban/Haitian Program and Match Grant Program: Work with churches to resettle refugees who come to them through the US Refugee Program. Also works with individuals who have received asylum status. Funds are only available for those refugees who were resettled by their office or asylees who were accepted into their Match Grant Program. - Refugee Employment Program: Assists in job search for refugees , asylees, victims of trafficking or Cuban/Haitian Entrants within 5 years of arrival to US. no fees charged. Accepts donations of lightly used furniture and household goods in good condition. Pick up within the city only. Drop off accepted Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00pm by appointment only. No appliances. Only for refugees and Cuban/Haitian immigrants. Limited storage and manpower. LancasterChurch World Service - LancasterCWS - Lancaster
    HIAS Pennsylvania - Asylee Outreach ProjectProvides referrals to employment, English classes and other benefits to those granted asylum. Assists with applications to adjust statusPhiladelphia*Main Site (Hias and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia, Inc.)HIAS Pennsylvania
    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
    Nationalities Service Center - Refugee and Community IntegrationServices include: Refugee Resettlement Nationalities Service Center is part of the U.S. Resettlement Program and an affiliate of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). NSC welcomes newly arriving refugees and aids them in securing permanent housing, accessing community resources, ensuring children are enrolled in school, and supporting adults with finding employment. Community Integration NSC helps refugees beyond their initial resettlement period to adjust to their new lives in Philadelphia and the region. Refugees are provided with services to address barriers to successful community immersion. Case Management and Supportive Services NSC provides comprehensive case management and supportive services to refugees, asylees, immigrants, victims of human trafficking and unaccompanied children. Anti-Human Trafficking NSC provides training and technical assistance to local groups and communities to identify trafficking victims and those who are vulnerable to being trafficked.PhiladelphiaNationalities Service Center - Philadelphia; ChinatownNationalities Service Center
    Pennsylvania Refugee Health ProgramThe Pennsylvania Refugee Health Program seeks to assess the current health status of all newly arriving refugees and identify health problems not identified or developed subsequent to the overseas medical exam; Ensure follow-up of refugees with conditions identified during the overseas medical exam & Provide referral and treatment.DauphinPennsylvania Department of HealthPennsylvania Department of Health
    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
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law - Immigration Law ClinicClinic personnel specialize in serving immigrants in removal proceedings and asylum cases, as well as survivors of domestic violence. Clinic students represent immigrants requesting asylum, facing removal from the United States, and seeking special protection under the Violence Against Women Act. Students also help clients to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers that could impede their success in the U.S. legal system.AlleghenyUniversity of Pittsburgh School of LawUniversity of Pittsburgh

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