Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Community Partners & Resources

These are some of the amazing organizations we have had the opportunity to work with in order to better serve refugees in Philadelphia:

  • The African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) works to help immigrants, refugees, and asylees in their adjustment and resettlement process in the United States. 
  • The African Family Health Organization (AFAHO) is a non-profit organization providing access to health and human services for African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees in the greater Philadelphia area.
  • The African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) strives to develop and institutionalize programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development faced by the African community.
  • AIDS Services in Asian Communities (ASIAC) is dedicated to providing culturally sensitive and language appropriate HIV-related services to Asians and Pacific Islanders and their partners, friends, family members, and service providers in the Philadelphia area.
  • The Arab American Community Development Corporation (AACDC) aims to empower the Arab-American community in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, promote its economic development, and combat racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination.
  • The Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) looks to identify the face of poverty, challenge the politics that perpetuate it, and seek to influence systematic change that could lead to the alleviation of poverty as we know it.
  • The Bhutanese American Organization of Philadelphia (BAOP) helps Bhutanese refugees communicate with their College districts, make appointments at health centers and hospitals, and connect with legal services.
  • Boat People SOS (BPSOS) is a national Vietnamese American community organization with the mission to “empower, organize, and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity.”
  • The Chinatown Clinic, aims to provide caring, nonjudgmental, interdisciplinary healthcare to the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay, in partnership with the community, and within the limits of available resources.
  • The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS Pennsylvania) provides legal and supportive services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers from all backgrounds in order to assure their fair treatment and full integration into American society.
  • The Hepatitis B Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide by funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.
  • The Intergenerational Center at Temple University envisions healthy communities in which individuals of all ages are valued and work together to enhance the quality of life for all.
  • Jefferson Family Medicine Associates’ (JFMA) family practitioners work to develop long-term relationships with patients and their families to ensure that health is maintained.
  • Mural Arts programs create art with others to transform places, individuals, communities and institutions. Through this work, we establish new standards of excellence in the practice of public and contemporary art.
  • Nationalities Service Center’s (NSC) refugee health program focuses on providing newly arrived refugees with the information and tools they need to become independent navigators of the U.S. health care system as soon as possible after arrival.
  • The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a diverse group that brings together professionals, advocates and immigrant groups of different backgrounds to share information and resources, identify common problems, and advocate for solutions.
  • Pennsylvania’s Migrant Education Program (PA-MEP) assists College districts and charters in coordinating the continuity of educational services for children who have had their colleging interrupted.
  • The Philadelphia Department of Public Health aims to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians and to provide a safety net for the most vulnerable.
  • The Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaborative (PRMHC) is a group of resettlement agencies, mental health providers, physicians and arts organizations working to link refugees to culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health care.
  • Puentes de Salud exists to ensure the health and wellness of South Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latino immigrant community, and it serves to educate future generations of community advocates, health care providers, educators and leaders by providing opportunities for responsible and respectful community engagement.
  • The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC) seeks to recapture the resilient spirit and strengths of immigrants and refugees to adapt, survive, and flourish in the United States.
  • Bethany Indonesian Church
  • Iraqi Women’s Group (IWG)
  • Kornberg College of Dentistry at Temple University
  • Student Clinics at the University of Pennsylvania
  • UnitedHealthCare Multicultural Center