Niagara Falls

460 Third St., Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Refugee Services

JFS has a long history of supporting refugees and asylees as they begin their new lives in the United States. The primary goal in resettlement is to ensure that every new arrival can become economically, socially, and civically integrated into our community. These comprehensive services are provided at both our Buffalo and Niagara Falls locations – here is what’s specifically offered in Niagara Falls:

Initial Services

Refugee Resettlement – Refugee Resettlement is a federal program for refugees and special immigrant visa holders that establishes the individual(s) in our community. From picking them up at the airport to enrolling their children in school – this is truly a comprehensive reception and placement program.

Refugee Health Promotion Program (RHP) – RHP is a supportive program that helps refugees with health education, doctor’s appointments and required refugee health assessments.

Extended Case Management

Preferred Communities – Preferred Communities is an extended case management program intended to provide support to the most vulnerable individuals – such as those with severe and/or persistent medical conditions and/or need additional integration support. This intensive program can last from after their first 90 days up to 24 months after arrival, based on eligibility. The three specific services under this program are our Ukrainian Initial Services, Afghan Supportive Services and Refugee and Entrance Assistance (which includes Cuban and Haitian Parolees).

Refugee Social Services Program (RSSP) – RSSP is an economic self-sufficiency program that provides extended case management to refugees and asylum seekers.

Matching Grant – Matching Grant is an economic self-sufficiency program intended to give families a head start on saving funds for non-essentials. Through this program, individuals qualify for early employment within 30 days of arrival and receive assistance with housing expenses for a certain period.

New York State Enhanced Services to Refugees Program (NYSESRP) – NYSESRP is a state-funded program to provide extended case management services to refugees and asylum seekers.

Care Coordination

Care Coordination Program is a free program for NYS Medicaid eligible clients with qualifying health conditions to help streamline care and improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Working with the individual, a dedicated care coordinator will also work with their providers and their entire support system. This program includes Adult and Children Care Coordination.