Resettlement Program


Since 1979, newly arrived refugees, asylees, and their families have received assistance from JFS. In partnership with HIAS and JFS of Western Mass, JFS helps New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and adjust to life in their new country with the following programs:

Refugee Resettlement

Services include pre-migration support for U.S. Tie families, housing support upon arrival, enrollment in medical, food and cash assistance, and development of individualized resettlement plans to create a path to self-sufficiency. JFS works with refugees for 8 months after arrival.


JFS offers free assistance to anyone granted for asylum in the United States. Services include enrollment in employment and ESL services, medical, food and cash assistance (if eligible) and general case management support. Asylees are eligible for services for 8 months from asylum approval date. If you or someone you know has recently been approved for asylum and needs assistance, click here to complete the Request Assistance form.

When individuals and families flee violence and instability and bring their hopes for a better future to this country, JFS is here — proudly supporting immigrants in our community and standing up for those left behind.

If you feel compelled to volunteer in response to a world crisis, please complete this form and we will contact you as needs arise.

Contact us today to learn more about JFS Resettlement Services.

Program News

CJP Hosts Ignite Event with Collaborative Partners!

CJP recently hosted a collaborative event with JFS, Repair the World, and JALSA. 110 young professionals were in attendance. The event was set up as a round robin where JFS, JALSA and Repair the World had a table and an activity. Repair the World hosted trivia of...

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Mitzvah Metrowest & JFS Team Up to Resettle Israeli Evacuees

  Earlier this month, Mitzvah Metrowest held a fundraiser at Spiga in Needham to help Israeli Evacuees resettle in the Metrowest area and beyond. Elyse, Amanda, and Melissa founded Mitzvah Metrowest after seeing the attack on the Israelis on October 7th; they...

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