Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Guide

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Guide! This online guide offers a collection of resources for immigrants looking to settle in the Pennsylvania area. Offering a variety of information and resources, this guide encompasses all areas of life that a new immigrant and his or her family might need in order to make Pennsylvania — or PA as the residents call it — their new home!

*The information posted on this guide may include hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public or private organizations for which we are not responsible.

  • The Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition published a Welcoming Schools Toolkit to provide information about the student services available to schools, communities, and families.

There are a variety of free and/or low-cost health care resources available to people who are uninsured, underinsured, or economically disadvantaged. The federal and non-profit organizations listed below may provide or help cover a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and/or behavioral health services.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

Pennie helps people find affordable health insurance. Depending on your immigration status, you may be eligible for coverage through Pennie. Visit Pennie’s resources for immigrants  to find out what income and immigration statuses qualify for Pennie coverage.

Multicultural Community Resource Center (Erie, PA)

  • Offers programs and resources for Refugees in the region

Pennsylvania Immigrant and Citizenship Coalition

  • Resources: Capacity Building; Civic Engagement; Deportation/Detention; Education; Federal Legislation; Health Care; Language Access; Legal Education & Services; Pennsylvania Legislation.

Pennsylvania Refugee Resettlement Program

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Homepage: http://www.welcomingcenter.org/services/summary

  • The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians connects newly arrived individuals from around the world with the economic opportunities that they need to succeed in the region. It is a centralized employment and referral center for the region’s growing immigrant community by promoting immigrant participation in the area’s political, social, and economic life.

Nationalities Service Center

Homepage: https://nscphila.org/about-us

  • Nationalities Service Center prepares and empowers immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region to transcend challenging circumstances by providing comprehensive client-centered services to build a solid foundation for a self-sustaining and dignified future.

Catholic Charities

Homepage: http://www.cchbg.org/get-help/immigration-refugee-services/

  • Immigration and Refugee Services
    • Contact: Sara Beck
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102
      Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Refugee Employment Services
    • Sinisa “Sasha” Jovic
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 104
      Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Refugee Resettlement Services

    • Amy Strawser

      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102

      Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Immigration Legal Advising Services
    • John Leedock
      939 East Park Drive, Suite 102
      Harrisburg, PA 17109

Church World Service Lancaster, PA

  • Homepage: http://cwslancaster.org/
  • With the help of local churches and volunteers, the CWS immigration and refugee office in Lancaster welcomes around 400 individuals each year to central Pennsylvania and aims to help the new arrivals adjust, become successful members of their local neighborhoods.

U.S. Communities for Refugees and Immigrants Erie, PA

  • Homepage: http://refugees.org/field-office/erie/
  • Part of a nationwide network that breaks through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish.
    • Dylanna Jackson, Director
      517 East 26th Street
      Erie, PA 15604
      Phone: 814-452-3935
      Email: info@uscri-erie.org