Citizenship for New Americans Program:  

Assists legal permanent residents of the Commonwealth to become U.S. citizens.

Elder Refugee Services:  

Strengthens relationships between elder and refugee organizations to link refugees to elder services in their communities.

Micro-Enterprise Achievement Program: 

Supports financial literacy, micro-lending, and mentoring activities to enable refugees to develop high quality small business ventures, improve access to credit and business capital and create and sustain jobs in their community. See MassREAP

Refugee Health Promotion Program:  

Provides on-going individual health care access assistance to the newest refugee arrivals, preventive health information to refugee communities, and cultural information to mainstream agencies.

Refugee Case Management: 

Provides access to Massachusetts Refugee Resettlement Program (MRRP) benefits and services through MRRP application intake, orientation, employability assessment, basic social services and referrals for eligible populations.

Refugee Cash Assistance:

Provides up to 8 months of cash assistance for income-eligible refugees without dependent children, who reside in Massachusetts. (See  Refugee Cash Assistance)

Refugee Employment Services:

Provides targeted services for both early employment and long-term self-sufficiency through an integrated model including English and Literacy instruction; employment-related case management; employment readiness; access to vocational skill trainings; and job placement, retention and upgrade services.

Refugee Health Assessment: 

In collaboration with MA Department of Public Health, ensures newly-arriving refugees receive an initial health assessment and linked to primary care.

Refugee Medical Assistance: 

Provides up to 8 months of medical coverage for refugees ineligible for the Medicaid/MassHealth program.

Refugee School Impact Program:  

Supports local public school districts in fostering high academic and social success among refugee youth. 

Social Adjustment Services: 

Ensures wraparound service availability to refugees including case management, referral, translation and interpretation, and adjustment support for refugee youth.

Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program: 

Collaboratively administered between ORI and the MA Department of Children and Families, provides residential and foster care services to refugee minors arriving in the U.S. without parents or guardians.


This information is provided by the Office for Refugees and Immigrants.