Existing Community Resources

The following is a list of services that we’ve found useful in resettling refugees and immigrants in the central New Jersey area. If you have other suggestions, please submit them through our contact form.

Employment Services

  • New Jersey Department of Labor Services
  • One-Stop Career centers 
  • Jobs4Jersey database
  • Indeed.

English as a Second Language

  • New Brunswick Board of Education – Adult Learning Center
  • Literacy New Jersey
  • Perth Amboy Board of Education
  • East Brunswick Board of Education
  • South River Board Of Education

Childcare

  • YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge.
  • The Child Care Resource and referral for families’ service of the Division of Human Services of Middlesex County

Healthcare (Physical and Mental Health Services)

  • The Eric B. Chandler Health Center
  • Saint Peter’s Family Health Center
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick and Somerset campuses
  • Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick
  • JFK Medical Center
  • Jewish Renaissance Medical Center in Perth Amboy
  • The Reformed Church of Highland Park Mental Health Services.

Legal Assistance

  • American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program, AFSC
  • Legal Services of NJ

Orientation

  • A case manager will be assigned to each family to provide ongoing orientation, with the support of interpreters and volunteers.
  • Culturally appropriate resources will be available to guide the families and individuals through information about available resources in the area.

Transportation

  • Public transportation is available through the trains, buses and light rail services provided by New Jersey Transit.
  • Volunteers of Interfaith-RISE will provide transportation to appointments for core services.

Additional Ongoing Community Services

  • Who is my Neighbor Inc.
  • Global Grace Café
  • Food pantries and Food banks are available in Highland Park, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, Metuchen, Edison and Franklin Township.
  • YMCA of Metuchen, Edison, and Woodbridge.
  • YMCA of Raritan Bay Area.
  • Woodbridge Community Center.
  • Highland Park Boro Community Youth and Senior services as well as summer camp for children.
  • Elijah’s promise in New Brunswick
  • Thrift shops and religious services at the Reformed Church of Highland Park