Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

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Cummings Foundation

RIAC awarded $100,000  Boston nonprofit receives Cummings Foundation grant Boston, June 3rd, 2019 – Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC) is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Boston-based organization was chosen from a total of 574 applicants during a competitive review process. […]

Summer Intern Highlight

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 […]

School Supply Drive

RIAC will be collecting School Supplies through August 20th for refugee and immigrant students! If you have any questions, please reach out to Gabrielle at or call the office at (617)238-2430. You can drop off donations at RIAC’s office at 253 Roxbury Street, Boston, MA 02119, Monday-Friday 9:00-4:30.

Interested in Volunteering?

We have received a flood of interest in volunteering over the past couple of weeks, and are developing a broader slate of volunteer opportunities than we have had in the past. Many of these will be on an as-needed basis. This provides flexibility to both volunteers and clients, especially if you are unavailable during weekday business […]

Hiring CSP Case Worker- Set your own hours!

Community Support Program (CSP) The CSP provider will be staffed with paraprofessionals capable of meeting community support needs of psychiatric issues for children, adolescents, and adults; chemical dependency issues; and issues of dual diagnosis. CSP programs will include, at a minimum, a staff worker with specialized training in child/adolescent development (for child /adolescent CSP programs), […]

Hiring Part-Time LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker – Part-time **This position is for 4 hr per week. Schedule can be flexible to meet your needs! Under minimal supervision, provides clinical social work services to assist clients and families cope with complex personal, family, and environmental problems. Performs psychosocial and risk assessments, assigns diagnoses and develops and implements […]

Empowering Refugees in Worcester

Geri and her son, Jo, usually wake up around 4:30 in the morning, when she washes and prepares breakfast for him. Two hours later, Geri carries Jo to a friend’s house more than one-half mile away. During winter months in Massachusetts, temperatures at this hour can hover around zero degrees. Jo will stay at the […]

School Supplies for Refugee Students

As families around Boston prepare their children to return to a new school year, many of our refugee and immigrant families are doing so as well. For some of our students, this will be the first “back to school” experience they’ve had in the United States. As parents know, this can be a stressful and […]