BASIC NEEDS SUPPORT
Case Managers provide a broad range of direct and in-direct services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Cape Verdean Creole and Wolof to over 12,000 immigrants and non-English speaking individuals in the Greater New Bedford region. The Immigrants’ Assistance Center advises clients of their rights under current law, and guides them toward access to food, clothing, housing and health care.
The IAC has long-standing relationships with myriad community service organizations that are brought to bear on behalf of IAC clients, depending upon their unique needs and circumstances. Case Managers meet with clients, identify their needs, and direct them where to go if they need to:
Learn the English Language
Get a Job
Find a place to live
Apply for health care
Get medical treatment
Apply for Citizenship
Resolve a legal matter
Go to school or enroll their child in school
Apply for food or housing benefits for their U.S. born child
Secure protection against domestic violence
Find out information about a family member who has been or is being deported
Translate a document and/or interpret a conversation or meeting
Understand current immigration law and policy changes
Apply for legal status such as asylum, specialized visa or green card
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Bridging the coronavirus divide: Immigrants’ Assistance Center to provide Chromebooks, supplies to ELL students
By Aimee Chiavaroli -- Posted Apr 27, 2020 at 6:50 PM $15K grant from Sen. Mark Montigny’s Children’s Equality and Empowerment Fund will allow remote learning NEW BEDFORD — Helena DaSilva Hughes, executive director of the Immigrants’ Assistance Center, remembers well...
By Lurdes C. da Silva / O Jornal editor --- Posted Apr 16, 2020 at 3:43 PM NEW BEDFORD – The lack of technology at home has been a big challenge for some local immigrant families with school aged children, says Helena Hughes, the executive director of the Immigrants’...
Our Case Managers
Our case managers are multi-lingual, speaking six languages, and multicultural, able to fully understand the subtleties of culturally-based dreams and fears.