Services for Immigrants and Newcomers — 2017

Ellis Island

The Waltham Public Library welcomes everyone from around the world! If you are settling here or in the area, here are some services that you may find helpful.

Immigrant Agencies and Services (Non-Government) | Immigrant Agencies (Government) | Organizations for Newcomers from Specific Areas | Legal Assistance | English Language Learning

Immigrant Agencies and Services (Non-Government)
The following organizations can provide help to newcomers.

Immigrant Related Agencies (Government)
The following government agencies provide information about legal residency, citizenship, and can answer questions.

Organizations for Newcomers from Specific Areas

Legal Assistance

English Language Learning
Waltham Public Library’s English Language Learning Page

  • English at Large
    800 West Cummings Park
    Suite 5550
    Woburn, MA 01801
    English at Large offers free conversation groups at the Waltham Public Library to adult intermediate and advanced English speakers, as well as individual instruction.

  • WATCH: Breaking Barriers
    24 Crescent Street
    Suite 401
    Waltham MA 02453
    “Breaking Barriers at WATCH is an adult education, training, and leadership program for immigrants of all nationalities. The program expands the skills and strengthens the voice of immigrants in the Waltham community.”

  • Waltham Family School
    517 Moody Street
    Waltham, MA 02453
    “Waltham Family School (WFS) empowers English Language Learner families to be literate, self-sufficient and connected to the greater Waltham Community.”

  • Hope International Church Threshold English Classes
    21 Bruce Rd.
    Waltham, MA 02453
    “Hope International church strives to help the immigrant, student, and speakers of other languages to learn the English language.”
  • Project Literacy @ Watertown Free Library
    Watertown Free Library
    123 Main St.
    Watertown, MA 02472
    “Project Literacy offers free services to adults learning to read, write, or speak English. Many are immigrants who are studying English and learning about American culture and some are native or nearly fluent English speakers who are improving their literacy skills.”
  • Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline
    “The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. We provide information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, High School Equivalency Test preparation or testing sites.”

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