Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Guide

Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Guide

 

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Guide! This online guide offers a collection of resources for immigrants looking to settle in the Pennsylvania area. Offering a variety of information and resources, this guide encompasses all areas of life that a new immigrant and his or her family might need in order to make Pennsylvania their new home!

Resources available in this guide include: Immigration Process Information, Connections to Multi-Resource Organizations, Resettlement Assistance, Education Resources, Citizenship Assistance, Health Services, Community and Cultural Organizations, Safety Resources, Legal Services, Financial Tips and Services, and Employment Resources.

As our community evolves, we are always looking for new ways to encourage inclusivity and interconnectedness. If you or your organization is interested in helping us with this project, please contact us at wacharrisburg@gmail.com, or call 717 221 1627.

Want to know more about current arrival statistics for refugees in Pennsylvania? Click here for up-to-date data about new members of our community!

 

Immigration Process Information

Security Checkpoints Diagram for Refugees 

Multi-Resource Websites:

Multicultural Community Resource Center (Erie, PA)

Homepage: http://www.mcrcerie.org/

  • Offers programs and resources for Refugees in the region

Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition

Homepage: http://www.paimmigrant.org/resources/list

  • Resources: Capacity Building; Civic Engagement; Deportation/Detention; Education; Federal Legislation; Health Care; Language Access; Legal Education & Services; Pennsylvania Legislation.

Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program

Homepage: http://www.refugeesinpa.org/index.htm

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Homepage: http://www.welcomingcenter.org/services/summary

  • The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects newly arrived individuals from around the world with the economic opportunities that they need to succeed in the region. It is a centralized employment and referral center for the region’s growing immigrant community by promoting immigrant participation in the area’s political, social, and economic life.

Nationalities Service Center

Homepage: https://nscphila.org/about-us

  • Nationalities Service Center prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.

Catholic Charities

Homepage: http://www.cchbg.org/get-help/immigration-refugee-services/

  • Immigration and Refugee Services
    • Contact: Sara Beck
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102
      Harrisburg, PA 17111
      717-232-0568
      shbeck@cchbg.org
  • Refugee Employment Services
    • Sinisa “Sasha” Jovic
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 104
      Harrisburg, PA 17111
      717-232-0568
      sjovic@cchbg.org
  • Refugee Resettlement Services

    • Amy Strawser

      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102

      Harrisburg, PA 17111
      717-232-0568
      astrawser@cchbg.org
  • Immigration Legal Advising Services
    • John Leedock
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102
      Harrisburg, PA 17109
      717-232-0568
      jleedock@cchbg.org 

Church World Service Lancaster, PA

  • Homepage: http://cwslancaster.org/
  • With the help of local churches and volunteers, the CWS immigration and refugee office in Lancaster welcomes around 400 individuals each year to central Pennsylvania and aims to help the new arrivals adjust, become successful members of their local neighborhoods.

U.S. Communities for Refugees and Immigrants Erie, PA

  • Homepage: http://refugees.org/field-office/erie/
  • Part of a nationwide network that breaks through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish.
    • Dylanna Jackson, Director
      517 East 26th Street
      Erie, PA 15604
      Phone: 814-452-3935
      Email: info@uscri-erie.org

Global Switchboard (Pittsburgh, PA)

Resettlement Resources

Education Resources

Citizenship Assistance

Health Services

  • Pennsylvania Refugee Health Program
    • Refugee Program Factsheet
    • Susan Johnston
      Public Health Program Administrator Refugee Health Program Office of Health
      Health & Welfare Building 625 Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
      Email: sjohnston@pa.gov
      Phone: 717-547-3313

Community Integration and Culture

Safety and Welfare Services

Legal and Financial Services

Employment Resources