Immigrant & Resettlement Services

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JFS is developing innovative, integrated resources that address the social, emotional, and financial needs of immigrants, refugees, and asylees, giving them the tools they need to succeed.

Services include:

*  Partners include: Daniel’s Table, Hope and Comfort, Dignity Matters, Framingham Public School System, Pelham Lifelong Learning Center (LLC), MassBay Community College, Framingham Adult ESL Plus (FAESL), Operation Warm, Citizenship for New Americans Program (CNAP), ORI, HIAS and JFS of Western Mass.

Also, when world events force individuals and families to flee violence and seek safety and shelter in our community, JFS responds. Recent initiatives include:

And, as nimble and responsive organization, JFS has a keen focus on addressing evolving community needs with creative and innovative solutions. Recent pilot programs include:

  • JFS Center for Social Innovation – focusing on developing new approaches to social challenges to effectively address increasing needs in the Metrowest community.
  • Refrigerated truck to augment JFS’ ability to address food insecurity in our community
  • Mobile Office Van to maximize pathways to citizenship and permanent residency
  • Area convener on optimizing the community’s ability to fight food insecurity

JFS has worked with individuals and families from over 60 countries including Albania, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Congo, Haiti, India, Iran, Mexico, Portugal, Syria, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.

Watch the below videos and learn how JFS helps refugees and immigrant families in their new community:

Program News

CJP Hosts Ignite Event with Collaborative Partners!

CJP recently hosted a collaborative event with JFS, Repair the World, and JALSA. 110 early career 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...

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