The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center, formerly known as the Somali Women and Children’s Association, was established in 1993. It is a community-based, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting educational and socio-economic development in Massachusetts refugee and immigrant communities.
RIAC began its resettlement program in 2001. More than 200 refugees from different countries including Bhutan, Iraq, Congo, Syria, Afghanistan, Burma, Somalia, and Ethiopia are resettled annually by RIAC in greater Boston and Worcester.
RIAC is authorized by the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide Immigration Legal Services. We provide the many immigration services to meet the needs of our clients: click more
RIAC offers a variety of community education projects that include:
When refugees arrive here in Boston they are often bringing with them skills and talents from previous careers in their home country. We are always looking to match our clients with open minded employers who are looking for motivated, dedicated employees. If your business would be interested in hiring refugees and immigrants, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call our Boston office at 617-238-2430.
Summer 2018 intern, Hannah Rosenstein, shares her experience at RIAC. We were so grateful to have her in the office assisting with various projects. RIAC’s staff and clients will miss her but are wishing her the best in the rest of her studies!
This wonderful video was put together by Brown University, please click here for the full story.
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