Immigrant & Refugee Resources

If you, a friend, a family member, or someone you know is in need of services for immigrants and/or refugees, resources are available:

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians serves immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia area. Services include:

  1. Job placement and employment assistance
  2. Social service information and referral
  3. Free monthly legal clinics
  4. Advice and resources for small business owners.

1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 555
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

Catholic Social Services
Catholic Social Services provides low-cost legal services to immigrants in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Services include assistance with asylum and citizenship applications and court representation in matters involving immigration.
222 N. 17th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Phone: 215-854-7019; 215-854-7018 (Spanish)

Congreso De Latinos Unidos
Congreso de Latinos Unidos Inc. looks to strengthen Latino communities with services that include education, job training and employment services, housing and debt counseling, HIV prevention and support programs, drug and alcohol counseling, and children and youth initiatives including leadership and conflict-resolution.
216 W. Somerset Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19133
Phone: 215-763-8870
Fax: 215-291-0561

Esperanza provides direct legal services to low-income U.S. citizen and foreign-born individuals and their families needing assistance with immigration matters. Services include: family reunification, green card applications, citizenship and naturalization, and assistance for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or other crimes. Esperanza also offers workshops on immigrant rights and immigration law matters.
Legal Department
4261 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19140
Phone: 215-324-0746, ext. 298
Fax: 215-324-2542 fax

HIAS Pennsylvania
HIAS Pennsylvania provides legal, resettlement, citizenship, and supportive services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to ensure their fair treatment and full integration into American society. Services include refugee resettlement, support for those recently granted asylum, as well as legal services for those who seek asylum, family unification, permanent legal status, and citizenship.
2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Phone: 215-832-0900
Fax: 215-832-0919

Nationalities Service Center
The Nationalities Service Center provides legal, social, and educational services to immigrants, refugees, and other non-English-speaking people. Services include refugee resettlement, economic self-sufficiency programs, English classes, legal assistance, interpretation, employment preparation, and programs for the elderly.
1216 Arch St., 4th Fl.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107
Phone: 215-893-8400
Fax: 215-735-9718

Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC)
PICC represents the needs of immigrants, migrants, refugees and other new Americans to policymakers, public officials, and the general public. Advocacy areas include increasing access to public services, improving law-enforcement relations, ensuring worker rights, and expanding access to driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers and other documentation. PICC also registers new voters.
2100 Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Phone: 215-832-0636
Fax: 267-256-2119

CWS Lancaster
CWS Lancaster – Services include help with resettlement, refugee employment, and immigration legal services.
308 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602-5013
Phone: 717.381.2890
Fax: 717.381.2896

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC)
SEAMAAC provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services for refugee communities in metropolitan Philadelphia. Services include English classes, driver’s education, citizenship-test preparation, health literacy classes, after-school programs for youth, truancy prevention, maternal/infant health-care services, breast-cancer support, senior lunches, nutritional services, housing assistance, employment assistance, help obtaining infant and child car seats as well as clothes and furniture.
1711 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19148
Phone: 215-467-0690
Fax: 215-467-5301

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
PCDC provides services focused on creating Chinatown as a regional destination, helping low-income families meet basic needs, empowering youth, preserving heritage, and promoting the businesses and residents of the Chinatown community and beyond.
301-305 North 9th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
It’s mission is to improve the quality of life Cambodian-Americans within the Greater Philadelphia Area by providing services, advocating and empowering them to obtain equal access to social/economic development, as well as to quality healthcare and education.
5412 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19133

2416-18 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19148

Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants.
1537 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, Pa.

Irish Immigration Center
Provide free legal immigration clinic twice a month. The clinic is hosted on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. by appointment only. Help people apply for their U.S. Citizenship, renew their Green Cards, and provide free consultations on other Immigration questions and issues they may have.
7 South Cedar Lane
Upper Darby, Pa.

Justice at Work (Formerly Friends of Farmworkers)
Legal Services for eligible low income immigrants on matters related to employment. Justice at Work also runs special projects relating to assisting victims of labor trafficking, victims of “notario” fraud, and women who have experienced workplace sexual harassment and assault.  They runs a twice-weekly legal clinic at Puentes de Salud medical clinic in south Philadelphia.
900 Spring Garden St, Suite 300
Philadelphia, Pa. 19123

Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia
Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia (V/WSSP) offers direct assistance and support to crime victims, witnesses and their families in the three Police districts of South Philadelphia: the 1st, 3rd, and 17th.
1426 S. 12th Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19147

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
CLS handles cases for all low-income Philadelphians, regardless of immigration status.  CLS provides advice and representation for civil legal problems relating to employment, access to health care, public benefits, SSI, debt and consumer problems, housing, utilities, criminal and child abuse records, long-term care, services for senior citizens, home ownership, DHS (parents only), language access, and other issues.  CLS also works with policy makers and offers training and community education on legal issues affecting low-income clients.
1424 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102

1410 West Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19140

African Cultural Alliance of North America Inc (ACANA)
ACANA provides culturally sensitive social services, cultural programs, economic and workforce development programs, community engagement and development programs, and other services targeting mainly African and Caribbean immigrants in the United States.
5530 Chester Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19143
Phone: 215-729-8225
Fax: 215-729-8202

Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities – Philadelphia (AFRICOM)
AFRICOM empowers African and Caribbean communities in the greater Philadelphia area. Services include facilitating access to health and social services, education programming, promoting economic development, and immigration legal assistance. AFRICOM also advocates on issues of concern to the community and educates the public on African and Caribbean cultures.
6328 Paschall Ave, Suite A
Philadelphia, Pa. 19142
Phone: 215-787-1302

African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)
AFAHO works to assist, serve, and empower members of the African and Caribbean immigrant and refugee communities who experience difficulties accessing health and human services. AFAHO focuses on prevention, education, and access to treatment programs.
4415 Chestnut St, Suite 202
Philadelphia, Pa. 19104
Phone: 215-546-1232

Kiths Integrated and Targeted Human Services (KITHS)
“Helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency one resource at a time.”
KITHS’ mission is to create opportunities and teach self-sufficiency to Asian Americans, immigrants and refugees by providing education on vital resoruces; training on effective use of resources; opportunities for skill building; and case management services to fulfill the individual’s identified needs.  KITHS provides case management, older adult programming, recovery and wellness services, health and nutrition services, a senior to senior program, and a training and education program. *Please note that at this time KITHS is only able to provide Case Management services.  You may inquire to find out when other services will be available.
Phone: 215-278-6222 or 215-278-6223
Location: 4911 Old York Road, 1st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19141

KITHS is a 501c3 approved non-profit organization.

Cap4Kids will help you find many community agencies that exist to improve or enhance the lives of children, teens and families. Their website also features a comprehensive multicultural list of organizations and services for immigrant and refugee families.