Join us in our new effort to resettle 400 Afghan and other refugees in the next 12 months

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

Join us in our new effort to resettle 400 Afghan and other refugees in the next 12 months
Afghan Placement and Assistance Program

Click above for more on the new Afghan Placement and Assistance Program.


Click above to join the volunteer email list.

Give Now

Click above to help us raise a minimum of $125,000 to support the effort to resettle Afghans arriving who will arrive without complete access to benefits usually provided to refugees.

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Welcoming the Stranger Among Us

Our mission statement: Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment (Interfaith-RISE) is an official affiliate 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 Elizabeth 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.

About Us

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. Learn more about our history here.

Our Services

Interfaith-RISE provides essential assistance to refugees and asylees who have experienced severe crises before arriving in our community. Learn more about our work here.

Coalition Members

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.

Photo credit: Sgt. Samuel Ruiz / Associated Press / NPR, August 25, 2021