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WELCOMING

THE NEWCOMER AMONG US

Interfaith-RISE facilitates and supports the self-sufficiency and community integration of refugees and asylees from across the world through affordable housing, English language proficiency, and cultural orientation, and by providing access to social, mental health, and healthcare services in Central and Southern New Jersey. Interfaith-RISE draws strength and vision from its multi-cultural and multi-faith coalition that welcomes and promotes respect for refugees from diverse traditions and backgrounds. Interfaith-RISE is an official affiliate site of the US Committee for Refugees & Immigrants (USCRI).

Are you a new refugee arrival?

Please call 732-357-0590  or email info@interfaithrise.org   to find out if you are eligible for our services.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  We cannot see walk-ins on the same day.  An appointment will be made so the client can return at a future date.

Youth Mentoring Orientation, Wednesday, March 6th

Youth Mentoring is a new program at Interfaith Rise that works with clients ages 18-24. Mentees will meet with their mentoring groups/pairs at least twice a month to get assistance with their academic, occupational, language, and other goals as they adjust to living in New Jersey.

We are looking for caring adults who can meet at least twice a month with their mentees to help them apply to colleges and GED programs, create resumes and mock interviews, or simply someone to play basketball with. We will match you with a young person based on similar interests, client needs, and geographical location.  You don’t need to be an expert in any topic, we are looking for caring volunteers who simply want to make a positive impact and provide guidance to a young adult.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form here. We also will be having our first Mentor orientation on Wednesday, March 6th Virtually from 12:30-1:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm. You can find the link to this meeting here. Questions?  Contact rachel@interfaithrise.org

Donations Update

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the numerous coat donations over the past few weeks. However, we are currently not accepting coat or clothing donations. Instead, we encourage you to kindly redirect such donations to the thrift store situated at the back of the church.

Presently, our most urgent needs include pillows, blankets, flatscreen TVs with stands, twin and queen beds, and bikes, essential for accessing ESL classes and work opportunities. Additionally, we are actively seeking car donations, with a waiting list of 10 individuals who have diligently worked towards obtaining their license.

Your support in fulfilling these needs would be immensely appreciated. For the most current list of household items needed, click on this link: Donations Needed – Winter 2024 SignUpGenius

Volunteer at the Interfaith-RISE Recycled Woodshop!

If you or your community group are interested in learning how to make bunk beds or dressers to gift to our new arrivals (or you’d like to make any of the many functional and beautiful creations that the Woodshop in Highland Park produces), send an email to Tim at tim@interfaithrise.org   No experience necessary and all volunteers are welcome! Volunteer Days and Hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8am-1pm

Welcome Booklets from the New Jersey Office of New Americans

These packets, which are available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole, are intended to support you and your family.  You will find information about resources and services including legal services, food and income assistance, health care and mental health services, school enrollment, getting a state identification card, and transportation. Click on the links for downloadable PDFs:

Welcome Booklet – English

Welcome Booklet – Haitian-Creole

Welcome Booklet – Spanish

For I-RISE specific information, click on this link for our Client Services page.

The work of Interfaith-RISE can only be done with the help of our community! Volunteer or Donate today!

Do you use our building at 19 South 2nd Avenue in Highland Park on a regular basis?  Please read our Feedback Policy by clicking on this link for a downloadable copy to learn how you can submit comments and/or complaints through proper channels.

Join us in our effort to resettle refugees arriving

from countries around the world in 2024.

Interfaith-RISE is a program of the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing corporation, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that provides affordable housing, supportive services, and connection to meaningful community to low-income individuals and families in central New Jersey. All RCHP-AHC projects are non-discriminatory and are open to the public. Learn more at rchp-ahc.org

Office Locations

Highland Park Office:
19 S. 2nd Ave
Highland Park, NJ 08904
732-357-0590

I-RISE South Office:

2384 E. Landis Ave
Vineland, NJ 08361
732-357-0590