Refugee Resettlement Program

The Refugee Resettlement Program provides support to individuals and families who are refugees, asylees, Cuban/Haitian entrants and victims of human trafficking. Services include referrals for ESL, medical/mental health, entitlement/benefit counseling, school, refugee status recertification, resume/job placement assistance, and financial assistance. Program staff is multi-ethnic and multi-lingual.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program

Our ESOL Program provides free English classes for individuals interested in learning the language. Students receive social services and legal referral information about U.S. citizenship and other immigration services. Assistance also includes employability skills through job training and career preparation, computer classes, development of advanced college-level English, and financial literacy. Morning and afternoon classes are offered Monday through Thursday. Contact us to learn more about class schedules.

The Catholic Charities Dellamonica-Steinway Senior Center in Astoria, Queens offers free English classes for non-native speakers. For more information, click here and for the class schedule, click here.

We accept applications for students all year-round, until we reach full capacity. To learn more about these classes, click here.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) CIVICS Program

Our ESOL Civics Program offers free English classes for individuals interested in learning the language. Students receive legal referral information about U.S. citizenship and other immigration and social services. Assistance also includes employability skills through job training and career preparation, computer classes, development of advanced college-level English, and financial literacy. Morning and afternoon classes are offered Monday through Thursday and evening classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays. Contact us to learn more about our open enrollment policy.

Immigrant Workers’ Rights

Our affiliate agency, Catholic Migration Services, provides free advice and representation to low-wage workers with employment problems and questions in all five boroughs. The Línea Laboral, our hotline providing workers’ rights information and assistance, is open to all residents of New York.

To speak with a member of the Workers’ Rights Project, please call (877) 52-LABOR (52267) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ¡Hablamos Español!

For more information, visit Catholic Migration Services.

Immigration Legal Services

Our affiliate agency, Catholic Migration Services, provides free legal services and Know Your Rights education to low-income individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status. Services also include a wide range of assistance, free advice and representation to immigrants, tenants in Queens and low-wage workers. 

For more information, visit Catholic Migration Services.