Émigré Resettlement, Citizenship Preparation and Immigrant Services

   Helping people connect to English

Over 25 nationalities are served in this multi-national, multi-ethnic program. Services offered to immigrants, refugees and political asylees living in the US include:

Assessment & Evaluation

Information & Referral

English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • Five levels of instruction
  • Placement testing
  • Survival and employment-based curriculum
  • Individual level-to-level progression
  • One-on-one tutoring

Vocational Counseling

  • Assessment and guidance regarding use of prior education and employment history
  • Development of short- and long-term educational and placement goals
  • Crisis intervention and social adjustment counseling
  • Training assessment and referral

Translation Services

  • Official, notarized translations of documents from  Russian

Specialized Skills Training Programs for Refugees

  • Tuition reimbursement for vocational training 

Job Placement Assistance for Refugees

  • Specialized job development staff
  • Bilingual job coaching
  • 90 day follow-up and on-the-job troubleshooting

For more information, contact:

Lynn Hendershot
Manager of Émigré Services
lhendershot@jvsnj.org
973-674-6330 ext. 231

Citizenship Preparation

  • English language and civics instruction
  • Preparation for the citizenship exam and CIS interview
  • Locations throughout Essex, Bergen and Morris counties
  • Individual tutoring
  • Special services for older refugees, including case management, transportation, translation and referrals

For more information, contact:
Inna Kramers
Program Manager
ikramers@jvsnj.org
973-674-6330 ext.230

Wellness Works

  • Health literacy 
  • Health screenings
  • Health awareness workshops  

For more information, contact:

Ella Shurin
Program Coordinator
eshurin@jvsnj.org
973-674-6330 ext. 288