Resettlement Agencies

Programs providing initial resettlement services to newly arrived refugees. 

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Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides refugee resettlement services to agency sponsored refugees and employment and ESL classes to refugees in the country less than 5 years. Immigration services are open to all.

Address

20 Herkimer St.
Buffalo, NY 14213

Language Services Available

Eligibility

Employment services and ESL classes are provided for refugees. Legal services are open to all.

Cost

Sliding-scale for legal services

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Refugee Resettlement (JFS)

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County

JFS support includes facilitating refugee entrance into the U.S., providing housing, food and clothing. JFS also provides employment services and ESL training; secure health care and other social support services; public school enrollment, and general mental and behavioral health suport.

Address

70 Barker St.
Buffalo, NY 14209

Contact

Apple Domingo

Arabic and Somali Bilingual Staff

Language Services Available For Other Languages

Eligibility

Refugees

Cost

Free

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
By appointment only

Refugee Resettlement and Employment Services (IIB)

International Institute of Buffalo

IIB provides comprehensive resettlement, employment and advocacy services to refugees living in the WNY area. Intensive case management is provided to new arrivals and employment services are available to refugees who have been in the U.S. for up to 5 years.

Address

864 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14209 

Contact

Denise Phillips Beehag
(716) 883-1900

Arabic, Burmese, French and Spanish Bilingual Staff

Language Service Available For Other Languages

Eligibility

Refugees

Cost

Free

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
By appointment

Resettlement Program (JERS)

Journey's End Refugee Services

Journey's End resettlement program provides resettlement services, including housing, community orientation, managed referrals for medical, employment, and education services for refugees.

Address

2495 Main St., Suite 317
Buffalo, NY 14214

Contact

Meghann Perry
(716) 882-4963

Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chin (Tedim, Zo, Zomi), Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karen, Karenni, Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish, Lingala, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Tigrinya Bilingual Staff

Language Services Available For Other Languages

Eligibility

Low-income refugees and immigrants

Cost

Free

Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

By appointment or walk-in

Hope Refugee Drop-In Center

Jericho Road Ministries

Hope Refugee Drop-In Center provides supportive serivces to refugees who have lived in Buffalo at least 6 months and who are no longer receiving services from a resettlement agency.

Address

248 West Ferry Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14213

Contact

(716) 881-0539

Language Services Available

Eligibility

Refugees

Cost

Free

Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walk-in only