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Immigration Resources

Immigration Resources

Partners HealthCare

PIPS Partners Office for International Professionals and Students
Provides visa support and information to the international community of Partners HealthCare.
Phone: 617-726-9211


Know Your Rights Handouts: If ICE Visits a Home, Employer, or Public Space

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Phone: 800-375-5283.
USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. 

Massachusetts Immigrant Service Agencies

Immigrant service agencies offer refugee resettlement, English language classes, referrals, and other services for noncitizens. Massachusetts agencies include: 

Ascentria Care Alliance (formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England)
11 Shattuck Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: 774-243-3100
Provides resettlement and support services to help refugees and other immigrants become self-sufficient and productive citizens of the United States. 

Ascentria Care Alliance – W. Springfield (formerly Lutheran Social Services Center of NE)
593 Main Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-787-0725
Fax: 413-734-0859

Catholic Charities of Greater Boston
275 W. Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-464-8100
Helps refugees and othe immigrants with basic needs, legal advice, and counseling and training to become self-sufficient. 

Catholic Charities Haitian Multi-Service Center
185 Columbia Road
Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-506-6600
Fax: 617-474-1009

Catholic Charities of Worcester County
Refugee Resettlement Program
10 Hammond Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-798-0191
Fax: 508-797-5659

Center for New Americans – Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts

  • James House, 42 Gothic Street, Northampton, MA 01060               Phone: 413-587-0084
  • Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002  Phone: 413-427-6543
  • Greenfield Youth Center, 20 Sanderson Street, Greenfield 01301     Phone: 413-772-0055

Non-profit adult education center serving the immigrant, refugee, and migrant communities of Pioneer Valley. Programs include English as a second language (ESOL) classes, job counseling and placement and Citizenship application coaching.

English for New Bostonians
105 Chauncy St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 982-6860  
The mission is to increase access to high-quality English language learning opportunities for adult immigrants.

Greater Boston Legal Services – Immigration Unit
197 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-371-1234 | TDD: 617-371-1228
Fax: 617-371-1222
Represents people fleeing persecution in their own countries, undocumented battered women and undocumented unaccompanied minors. The Unit also provides advice, referrals and information on a wide range of other immigration questions through its intake clinics.

International Institute of New England (Boston, Lowell and Manchester, New Hampshire)
One Milk Street
Boston, MA  02109
Phone: 617-695-9990
Fax: 617-695-9191
Offers a wide range of servics to refugees and other immigrants to help them become self-sufficient members of their communities. Services are free, except for certain legal and citizenship services which are offered at a reasonable fee. Services may vary by location. 

Irish Immigration Center (IIC)
100 Franklin Street, LL-1
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-542-7654
Fax: 617-542-7655
Continues to serve Irish newcomers and has expanded to assist immigrants from more than 100 nations. Provides legal advice, information, advocacy, referrals and support for immigrants on issues relating to immigration, employment, citizenship, housing and social services.

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS)
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-647-5327
Helps refugees become reunited with family members and transition into American life by offering social, educational, vocational, medical, and economic assistance.

Jewish Family & Children's Service North Shore (JF&CS)
175 Andover Street, Suite 203
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-741-7878

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS)
475 Franklin St., Suite #101
Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-875-3100
Fax: 508-875-4373

Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts (JFS)
15 Lenox St.
Springfield, MA 01108
Phone: 413-737-2601      
Fax: 413-737-0323

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)
Administration office: 1046 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-864-7600
Fax: 617-864-7621
Provides a wide range of health and human services (including immigration integration services) to Portuguese speakers and other residents of eastern Massachusetts.

Other Locations: 

  • Brighton: 617-787-0557, toll-free: 800-232-7725
    697 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA, 02135
  • Dorchester: 617-825-5897
    1 Stoughton St., Dorchester, MA, 02125
  • Framingham: 508-872-2652; 508-397-9051 (Portuguese); 508-259-9889 (Spanish)
    24 Union Ave., Suites 8 & 10, Framingham, MA 01702
  • Lowell: 978-970-1250
    11 Mill St., Lowell, MA, 01852
  • Somerville: 617-764-2091
    92 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
105 Chauncy St., 9th floor, Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-350-5480
Fax: 617-350-5499
Provides aide for immigrants by way of providing a referral system for legal aide to immigration and refugee problems.  They also provide technical training for service providers.

Project Citizenship
4 Faneuil South Market Building
3rd floor, Suite 4025
Boston, MA  02109
Phone: 617-694-5949
Project Citizenship works collaboratively with community-based partners to help eligible, legal permanent residents overcome barriers to becoming a U.S. citizen. Project Citizenship offers FREE workshops providing eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals and all materials needed to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)
31 Heath Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-238-2430
Fax: 617-522-8500
Provides resettlement and support services, not legal.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)
340 Main Street, Suite #965
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: 508-756-7557
Fax: 508-756-7708

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)
20 Wheeler Street, suite 401
Lynn, MA 01902
Phone: 617-238-2430 (main office #)

The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.
442 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148-5117
Phone: 781-322-9777  Fax Number: 781-321-1963 TTY: (800) 439-2370
Email:   Website:  
The ILC offers free English and Citizenship classes and referrals.

For additional organizations, see: Massachusetts Mutual Assistance Associations (MAA) 


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This content was last modified on: 06/27/2019

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