Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

Filed Under: Emergency Assistance, Other Groups, Education, Physical and Mental Health, Support Groups
253 Roxbury St.
Boston, ma 02119
Phone: 617-238-2430
After Hours Clinic: 617-261-2034

The Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), formerly known as the Somali Women and Children’s Association, was founded in 1993. They are a community-based, non-profit, grassroots human service agency that provides comprehensive services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants as well as the larger community. Their services include refugee resettlement, counseling, outreach and education, and other social services.

Current programs include:

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Other Locations

(1) Lynn Office (Inside the New American Center)
330 Lynnway
Lynn, MA 01901

(2) Worcester Office
316 Maine St. Suite 804
Worcester, MA 01608

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