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Resettlement & Integration Services

As the only resettlement agency in Washtenaw County, JFS has resettled thousands of individuals from all over the world since it’s conception. The Resettlement & Integration Services Program at Jewish Family Services assists refugees, other immigration statuses, and their families with critical social services needed to ease their transition into their new communities.

With our help, individuals become self-sufficient and are able to not only create a stable living environment, but are able to thrive in our community.

JFS has dedicated bi-lingual and bi-cultural professionals who fulfill our mission by promoting and delivering individually focused social services through a variety of programs.

Reception & Placement
JFS provides assistance for refugees to settle in the United States for the first three months after arrival.
Preferred Communities

JFS assists refugees with intensive case management for up to 12 months beyond the Reception & Placement (R&P) period.

Youth Empowerment Services

JFS works with Refugee Youth and other eligible populations int he process of integration into life in Michigan. Services include education and support services; all geared toward achieving social adjustment and integration for refugee youth.

Youth Mentoring Program: promotes positive civic and social engagement and support individual educational and vocational advancement.

JFS Support: one-on-one school tutoring, held duribg thge school year.

Refugee Summer Youth Group: promotes social engagenent, education and connection to community.

Youth Scoop Newsletter: monthly newsletter sent to youth who are enrolled in services.

Thrive Counseling Services: provides therapy and group programming to refugee and immigrant youth in the community.

Refugee Health Screening
JFS works with local partners to support newly arrived refugees with obtaining initial health screening appointments and follow-up care to promote good health practices which help to facilitate successful integration and self-sufficiency.
Refugee Behavioral Health Services

JFS provides mental healtgh services to refugees and immigrants. Programs include individual, family, and group counseling services as well as support in-schools for children and youth. 

Keeping Our Door Open

In light of the unprecedented uncertainty in this space, we want to make sure to
connect directly and authentically with you, our welcoming community,
and share stories, news and create space to actively engage with one another.