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May 3, 2024

News for New Immigrants regarding Immigration Service Providers

New immigrants can find a pathway to self-sufficiency upon entering the U.S. by engaging with various organizations that administer the Refugee Resettlement Program.

What services do they provide?

Services are divided into two different subprograms:

  • In the Refugee Cash Assistance Program:
    • Eligible individuals might benefit from up to $537 monthly until their 12th month of living in the U.S., and couples may receive up to $726.
    • Customized assistance to apply for Medicaid, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), etc.
    • Case management and referrals to other necessary services 
  • In the Refugee Support Services Program:
    • Assistance for TANF(Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) or GA (General Assistance) applications
    • Career Services: Employability Assessment, Training, and job development, Vocational training and skills recertification, Job Placement, Job Maintenance
  • Adjustment Services: English language instruction, Interpretation and translation, School Placement and/or Daycare for children, Placement in Temporary Shelter for families, Assistance to get Citizenship and naturalization

Who are Eligible: 

  • Refugee
  • Asylee
  • Special Immigrant Visa Holder
  • Certified Victim of Trafficking
  • Cuban and Haitian Entrant
  • Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee (UHP)
  • Afghan Humanitarian Parolee (AHP)

Where you can go to get services:

1. If you live in Somerset or Union County, go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) located in Elizabeth.


Address: 208 Commerce Pl 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday

Phone: 908 290 5496

2. If you live in Essex, Morris, Hunterdon, and Sussex County, go to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (CCAN) located in Newark or Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) located in East Orange.


Address: 976 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Phone: 973 733 3516
Fax: 973 733 9631


7 Glenwood Ave, LL 
East Orange, NJ 07017 
Phone:  862 704 2300
Phone: 862 704 2290  
WhatsApp/Text: 862 704 3607 
WhatsApp/Text: 862 409 9633

3. If you live in Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, go to Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden (CCDC).


Address: 1845 Haddon Ave.
Camden, NJ 08103
Hours: 9:00 Am through 4:00 PM Monday-Friday

Phone: 856 342 4100
 Phone: 856 342 4180

4. If you live in Hudson, Passaic, and Bergen County, go to the Church World Services (CWS) located in Jersey City.


Address: 591 Summit Ave Suite 300. Jersey City, NJ 07306. 

Note: Appointments are required! 

Phone: 201 659 0467 


5. If you live in Bergen or Sussex County, go to the Greater Bergen Community Action located in Hackensack.


Address: 392 Main Street

Hackensack, NJ 07601

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: 201 968 0200

6. If you live in Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Atlantic, Burlington, Ocean, Gloucester, Salem, Cape May, Cumberland, or Camden County, you can go to Interfaith Rise (IRISE) in one of their two locations.

Address 1: Highland Park Location: 19 S 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Address 2: Vineland Location: 2384 E. Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08361

Hours: 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM 

Phone: 732 357 0590

Note: Please call for an appointment before you go!