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Welcoming the Stranger Among Us

Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment (Interfaith-RISE) is an official program site of the US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants. We are committed to resettling refugees in central NJ, assisting asylum seekers before and after release from Elisabeth Detention Center, and supporting local faith and civic groups as they advocate for and work with refugees in their communities. Interfaith-RISE assists with housing, ESL, social services, education, medical assistance, mental health services, transportation, and supportive community integration as families and individuals journey towards self-sufficiency and independence.

Welcoming the Stranger Among Us
Our History

Who We Are Interfaith-RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Services & Empowerment) is a multi-faith, multi-congregational, multi-racial organization committed to welcoming the stranger in central New Jersey.  Interfaith-RISE is an official program site of the US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants. We

What we do

Interfaith-RISE provides essential assistance to refugees and asylees who have experienced severe crises before arriving in our community. Most of our clients arrive with few resources with which to start a new life. Many have spent years  in refugee camps

Coalition Members

Groups involved in Interfaith-RISE Participating groups include volunteers from the Interfaith Coalition, faith and cultural communities, and non-profit community groups in the area who will provide ESL services, mental health counseling, and connections to job and volunteer opportunities. Interfaith-RISE includes

How you can get involved

The work of Interfaith-RISE can only be done with the help of our community! There are several ways you can be involved



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19 S. 2nd Ave. Highland Park, NJ 08904
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