Did you know that JFS of Metrowest offers free resettlement assistance to anyone that has received asylum?
Since 1979, JFS has been providing services for refugees and asylees to access benefits and achieve self-sufficiency.
Our free services include:
- Resettlement Cash Assistance
- Health/Medical Assistance
- Employment services
- Housing/furniture referrals
- Food pantry referrals
- Food stamp assistance
- Referrals to social security to receive SSN
If you have been granted asylum please contact us at 508-875-3100 (ex 320 or 220) to make an appointment with a JFS case manager. We offer free consultations and are located at 475 Franklin St Suite 101 Framingham, MA 01702. Walk in appointments are available on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and on Wednesday through Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Not sure what an Asylee is?
An asylee is an individual who flees his or her country due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a social group.
Although, they meet the definition of “refugee” in the Immigration and Nationality Act, asylees who come to the U.S. for protection, do not enter the country with refugee status. Once in the U.S., these individuals apply for asylum, a status which acknowledges that they meet the definition of a refugee and allows them to remain in the country and receive services.
About JFS of Metrowest
JFS a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to standing up for those left behind and provides services to over 4,500 people in need within the Metrowest region each year, including afterschool tutoring for at-risk children, nutrition assistance for low-income families, refugee resettlement case management and support services that enable frail older adults to live independently. To learn more about JFS of Metrowest please visit www.jfsmw.org.
JFS of Metrowest
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