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Resettlement

Resettlement

The Resettlement Program at Jewish Family Services assists refugees and their families with critical social services needed to ease their transition into a new way of living. With our help, individuals become self-sufficient and are able to create a stable living environment in the Ann Arbor area.

Dedicated bi-lingual and bi-cultural professionals fulfill our mission by promoting and delivering individually focused social and vocational services through a variety of programs.

Pre-Arrival, Reception and Placement Services

  • Pre-arrival Processing
  • Reception Services
  • Post-arrival resettlement services for the first 30 days that include: development and implementation of a resettlement plan; case maintenance; refugee orientation; employment assessment; provision of referrals; basic needs support

Case Management

  • Oversight, coordination, and integration of all services, referrals, and programs provided to the client

Acculturation and ESL Classes

  • English as a second language class and acculturation classes, to assist refugees with community orientation and introduction to American systems, customs, language and holidays.
  • Short term counseling to assist with adjustment and other issues.

Employment Services

  • JET (Jobs, Education, Training program)
  • Career Services
  • Job Club to assist with resume writing, interview preparation, job search skills, and adjustment to American work place culture

Translation of Documents

  • Essential documents are translated into the English language for necessary linkage to services and access to education

Provision of Donated Furniture

  • As available for new arrivals, vocational services clients, based on need