Refugee resettlement

Jewish Family Service is nationally recognized as being a premier resettlement program, working with the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society (HIAS) and the U.S. State Department.

Refugees are people who cannot return to their homeland. They may be persecuted for their religious or political beliefs. Many flee from war, genocide or brutality by a military regime.

Our Refugee Resettlement Work

We resettle more than one hundred refugees, each year, from around the world to our Springfield community – their new home.  Our innovative programs and comprehensive services assist refugees in becoming engaged U.S. citizens.  We work closely with them to ensure that each individual achieves independence and is a productive member of our society. We help refugees from around the world resettle here safely, learn English, gain employment and become valued, contributing members of our community.

Refugees bring optimism, hope and and a unique vibrancy that enriches our local community.

Our multi-cultural, multi-lingual staff provides comprehensive services which include case management, family reunification, employment, English as a Second Language, school and health support and counseling, 

The success of this program is based on a community partnership.  We depend on donations and local employers to assist in the successful resettlement of refugees.

For more information call 413.737.2601.