What We Do
Interfaith-RISE provides essential assistance to refugees and asylees who have experienced crises before arriving in our community.
Clients arrive with few resources with which to start a new life – many have spent years in refugee camps or war-torn countries. Interfaith-RISE accompanies clients on their resettlement journey. We coordinate housing, furnish homes, and supply culturally appropriate food. We provide case management and connect families with social services, ESL, and employment training. Our organization utilizes the resources of nonprofits and community volunteers to assist with the many challenges of making a home in a new country.
Afghan Placement and Assistance Program
In the wake of the transfer of power in Afghanistan that has left many Afghans in grave danger, Interfaith-RISE has increased its resettlement numbers Afghan and other refugees in the next 12 months.
RCHP-AHC secures housing for refugee clients in communities across central and southern NJ. We consider walking distance to school, being on the bus line, walking distance to downtown areas, parks, and safety. Each home is completely furnished by donations from the local community.
Interfaith-RISE is committed to helping refugees integrate into their local communities, assisted by our many coalition members of various faith and civic traditions.
Refugee clients are assessed for English language proficiency, and may attend ELL classes, conversation groups, and receive tutoring.
I-IRSE staff assists refugee clients with securing and retaining employment, through skills assessment, job training, and employment support.
Interfaith-RISE enrolls and supports children in school, connects them with tutors, and helps arrange after school care, child care, and summer camp opportunities.
Refugee clients receive various case management services to connect them to benefits, navigate the healthcare system, provide cultural orientation, and other services that assist them to adjust to their new lives in NJ, as they work towards stability and self-sufficiency.