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
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
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.
JET (Jobs, Education, Training program)
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
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If you are interested in our services and would like to apply for our assistance, please fill out our Online Service Request Form, or download our Services Request Form (PDF). If you are interested in more information, please contact us at 734-769-0209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.