Since Pence's announcement that he plans to shut down acceptance of Syrian refugees
this morning — regardless of how legal that may even be,
and how few Syria refugees have actually made it to the United States in the last four years
since the beginning of the conflict — we wanted to highlight different local organizations providing services to immigrants and refugees from the Middle East.
This list was compiled by social worker and friend of NUVO Meredith Coy. (Read her recent op-ed on the social work masters program at the University of Michigan here.
) Coy notes that there are many mosques, churches and temples in the Indy area that also provide services. Here's an even broader look at services available
to refugees, immigrants and new residents of Indy.
Immigrant Welcome Center
John H. Boner Community Center, 2236 East Tenth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201-2006
Contact: (317) 808-2340, Fax: (317) 264- 1396
Indiana Legal Services, INC.
Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Contact: (317) 926-4011
Indy Foreign Language Academy — Arabic language classes
Christian Arabic Church
2606 W 96th St., Indianapolis, In 46268
Contact: (317) 875-0282 ex 156
Islamic School of Indianapolis,
Private education with Islamic emphasis. Arabic-speaking staff and classes.
2846 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Muslim Alliance of Indiana MAI HQ and Legal Services
129 East Market Street, Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact: 317-632-9411 Fax: 317-236-0481
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
3333 N. Meridian Street, Suite 201 Indianapolis, IN 46208
Contact: (317) 429-4131 or 1-888-243-8808, Fax: (317) 429-4130
Refugee Resource and Research Institute
Contact: Maria D. Beltran-Figueroa, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Raphael Health Center
401 E 34th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Contact: (317) 926-1507
Shalom Health Care Center, Inc.
Contact: (317) 291-7422