Refugee and Immigration Services

At Catholic Charities, our mission to help those that may otherwise be lost includes welcoming newcomers to our country. Hundreds of thousands of refugees, immigrants, and migrants enter the United States each year looking for a better life. With a variety of multicultural and multilingual services, Catholic Charities offers these new and future citizens support during the long process of adjusting to their new surroundings and becoming active participants in their communities. Our services include Refugee Resettlement, Community Interpreter Services, Immigration Legal Services, Employment Services and ESOL classes.

Refugee Resettlement
Refugees from all corners of the world including Burma, Bhutan, Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan and Vietnam are welcomed to Boston by Catholic Charities staff. The newcomers are provided with a modest apartment furnished with basic necessities; and assisted with acculturation, job placement services and English language training. Along with this critical assistance, refugees receive compassion, understanding and positive reassurance from our staff to help in the attainment of independence and self-sufficiency.

Community Interpreter Services
Community Interpreter Services (CIS) assists limited English speakers in accessing legal, health, educational, and other services. Our highly skilled interpreters serve as a crucial link between service providers and limited English speakers. As an industry leader, CIS interpreters are recognized for their quality and service excellence. Learn about the languages we speak, and request a quote today. >

Immigration Legal Services
Upon arrival in the United States, immigrants face a daunting array of linguistic, economic, cultural and legal challenges. Through immigration legal services, newcomers receive high-quality legal consultation, referral and representation for an array of immigration benefits, such as political asylum, naturalization and family reunification.

Employment Services
With new arrivals eager to work coming to the U.S. every day, Catholic Charities has the ability to fill job openings quickly. Our clients have a variety of work experience and skills. Many are well-educated and were professionals and small business owners in their home countries. The Refugee Employment Services team provides many services including pre-screening of all applicants to match skills to the job opening; mediation between employers/employees; photocopies of all necessary documents; support to all clients through a multi-lingual staff and ongoing follow-up.

ESOL Classes

Regionally recognized ESOL classes are offered at many of our locations. For a complete list visit our education programs.


If you would like to volunteer for our Refugee and Immigration Services program please contact Wesley, 617-464-8122.