About Case Management Ι 732-357-0590 Ι email@example.com
I-RISE provides an array of wrap-around services to our Refugee Support Services (RSS) populations. Those services include but are not limited to:
- public benefits access/assistance
- medical support/guidance
- housing assistance
- financial management
- digital access
Additionally, we provide referrals for all RSS set asides such as:
- youth mentoring
- school impact
- English Language Learning (ELL)
- senior services
Eligibility: If you are a new arrival or sponsor in need of support, please call us at Interfaith-RISE at 732-357-0590. You MUST receive an initial assessment to determine whether you are eligible to become an I-RISE client.
For an overview on the Social Services programs offered by the State of NJ, click on this link: NJHelps.gov
I-RISE can help you navigate through this process.
Resources for Supporters and New Arrivals from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
What you need to know about the new Advance Travel Authorization program: Click on this link for important basic information regarding the application process for Supporters : https://www.uscis.gov/CHNV
First Steps after arrival of Parolees:
Filing for EAD (Employment Authorization Document): https://www.uscis.gov/i-765
After you are paroled into the United States, you are eligible to apply for discretionary employment authorization from USCIS. To apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), you must submit Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, using the (c)(11) category code with the required fee, or apply for a fee waiver
Please assure you select category C(11) for all of your family members— as this is what they are under and will be denied if any other code is used like A(4) for Refugees. If applying online please print confirmation notice of submission– if by mail you will receive a receipt notice but you are highly encouraged to mail it via certified mail or with a tracking number.
Submitting Applications for Public Benefits:
You can submit online or at your local county board of social services. Here is the list of the county offices, numbers and addresses: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/home/cbss.shtml
To apply online for SNAP: https://www.nj.gov/humanservices/njsnap/apply/app/
Please hold off on applying for TANF/Cash Assistance since I-RISE offers two forms of assistance and we want to assure the client chooses the best option. If they receive GA or TANF (cash assistance) they won’t be eligible for our cash assistance programs.
Applications may be submitted online or via US mail — information is in the link above. Make sure to select “back date NJ Family Care benefits for past medical expenses” This helps in assuring that if the process delays, the client can be back covered for any expenses that occur while it is pending.
Obtaining a Social Security Card or Supplemental Security Income:
Locating a Federally Qualified Health Center:
FAQ: Processes for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans & Venezuelans under new Travel Authorization policy:
Q1. Is the U.S. government limiting how many individuals are allowed to enter the United States under these processes?
The U.S. government will provide travel authorization for up to 30,000 individuals to come to the United States each month across the Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan parole processes. This allows for a steady pace of operations and arrivals of individuals seeking parole. DHS removed the prior 24,000 limit on Venezuelan beneficiaries to conform with this new approach.
The U.S. government is implementing these comprehensive efforts to reduce the irregular migration of Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Venezuelans, to lawfully and safely bring qualifying individuals into the United States on a case-by-case basis for urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit. DHS is not setting a limit on the overall number of beneficiaries or anticipated duration of these processes at this time and will continue to monitor the processes and their impact.
Q2. If I am paroled into the United States through these processes, what happens when my 2-year period of parole ends?
There are a full range of existing lawful immigration pathways, including an extension of parole, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, asylum, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), that certain parolees may be eligible for in accordance with U.S. laws.
For more information on the process for applying as a Supporter, please visit this page on the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services website