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Welcomes and empowers refugees and immigrants from Africa and the Afro-Caribbean islands settling in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with a healthy resettlement start by nurturing them for civic responsibilities, economic self-sufficiency, leadership, education, and by connecting them to American communities of their heritage. Services offered by AJAPO include:

  • Language development
  • Workforce readiness training
  • Crisis intervention

2900 Bedford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU)
Provides instruction and services that meet the needs of Pittsburgh’s diverse community of learners through partnerships and collaborative leadership. Services offered by the AIU include:

  • Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language 
  • Early Childhood and family support services through family literacy support, early care and education, and comprehensive case management
  • Workforce development for economically challenged adults
  • Customized job training for adults in the workplace

Danis Kubiak
Adult Education and Workforce Development, Adult ESL

Catholic Charities Diocese of Pittsburgh 

Refugee Services
Resettles refugees in the greater Pittsburgh area. All of the individuals and families have been declared refugees by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and are seeking a new life having faced war or political or religious persecution. Catholic Charities provides initial assistance with all aspects of basic needs, housing assistance, employment counseling and placement.

Free Health and Dental Care Center
Provides primary health care at no charge to those who are unable to afford adequate health insurance or are otherwise in need, regardless of race, gender or religion. Services include most health, vision and dental care.

Catholic Charities
212 Ninth Street (corner of 9th & Liberty)
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-456-6999 – Refugee Services
412-456-6911 – Free Health Center

Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh 
Offers a wide variety of programs and services such as employment-related education, training and counseling; and job opportunities for people with disabilities, economic disadvantages and other barriers to employment. In addition to these job-help services, Goodwill also provides support and housing, energy assistance, and education services.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Day Class
Goodwill provides ESL day classes for adults who are non-native English speakers of all English proficiency levels. In addition to learning vocabulary and English grammar and developing writing skills, students also learn about American culture and the cultures of other students from all around the world.

Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh
2600 East Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
ESL: Jackie Abel-Stavropoulos,

Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council (GPLC)
Provides a variety of instructional programs as part of its mission to ensure that adults and families acquire reading, writing, math, English language, workforce skills, and computer skills so they may reach their fullest potential in life and participate productively in their community. GPLC provides the following types of instructional programs:

  • Basic skills (reading, writing, math)
  • GED Preparation (for the high school equivalency diploma)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) (serving foreign-born adults)
  • Workplace Skills Development (serving employers and employees)
  • Workforce preparation (serving adults on welfare)
  • Family Literacy – Families for Learning (serving parents and young children)
  • Computer skills training
  • Health Literacy – Medical Form Completion Assistance
  • Southwest Professional Development Center

411 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 550 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 

Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Provides comprehensive resettlement services to individuals and families fleeing persecution in their homeland.
Included are:

  • Individuals and families outside our country who have been granted refugee status by the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) and brought to the U.S. for resettlement, and
  • Individuals and families who are already in the United States and have been granted asylum.

Leslie Aizenman, Director of Refugee Services
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Latino Family Support Center
Helps immigrant families, with children up to five years of age, acclimate to their new life, offering English literacy programs for both parents and their children and advice about health care resources and school preparation.

Latino Family Support Center
Samaria Arzola, Center Director
809 Bingham St., 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (PRIAC)
Provides refugees and asylees with a wide variety of services as part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JF&CS).

  • Refugee/Asylee Resettlement Services: PRIAC staff assists individual and families who have received refugee or asylee status during their initial adjustment and provides support with social, vocational, medical and economic needs.
  • Immigration Services: PRIAC staff assists individual and families who have immigrated to the United States and Pittsburgh, helping them with immigration legal issues and to obtain citizenship.
  • Naturalization Services
  • Asylee Services:  Many of the same services available to refugees can also be provided to individuals who have been granted asylum.

Pittsburgh Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (PRIAC)
Jamie Englert
Asylee Services: 412-521-1737

Pittsburgh Refugee Center (PRC)
Empowers refugees to become self-sufficient and integrated into their new communities through:

  • Direct service to refugee families
  • Case management and direct service
  • Cultural adjustment services
  • Health promotion for women and children
  • Education and employment assistance

1901-15 Centre Ave. Suite 203
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Prospect Park Family Center
Provides needed services to families who have immigrated to the U.S. and are living in the diverse community of Prospect Park in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Services are free and focus primarily on families with children up to five years of age. All programs intend to help families adjust to life in the U.S. The programs also promote self-sufficiency through education and enable children to excel in the local school system.

Prospect Park Family Center
Courtney Macurak
1450 Maple Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

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