A big list of local resources for refugees

NUVO writer Kristin Wright wrote a long piece about visiting Syria on a humanitarian mission in 2013. Pictured: Wright with Syrian children.


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 CoalitionContact: (317) 926-4011

Indy Foreign Language Academy — Arabic language classesChristian 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

Contact: info@isimti.org

Muslim Alliance of Indiana MAI HQ and Legal Services129 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:figueroa2012@comcast.com

Raphael Health Center

401 E 34th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Contact: (317) 926-1507 

Shalom Health Care Center, Inc.

Contact: (317) 291-7422


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