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.
- Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)
105 Chauncey St. Suite 901
Boston, MA 02111
“We serve the Commonwealth’s one million foreign-born residents with policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training and leadership development, strategic communications, citizenship assistance, and AmeriCorps initiatives that provide capacity-building for community-based organizations.”
- International Institute of New England
603-647-1500 (Manchester, NH)
2 Boylston St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
“The mission of the International Institute of New England is to invest in the future of our cities and towns by preparing refugees and immigrants for participation in the social, economic and political richness of American life through active citizenship.”
- Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
717 Albany St.
Boston, MA 02118
“Utilizing an innovative, holistic approach we work with survivors of torture and refugee communities from around the world to provide vital care for a healthy body, mind, and soul.”
- American Immigration Council
1331 G St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20005
“The American Immigration Council (“Council”), established in 1987, works to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration.”
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
15 New Sudbury St.
Boston, MA 02203
“U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.”
- Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants (MORI)
600 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
“ORI’s mission is to promote the full participation of refugees and immigrants as self-sufficient individuals and families in the economic, social, and civic life of Massachusetts.”
- La Alianza Hispana
434 Warren Street
Boston MA, 02121
“Established in 1971, La Alianza Hispana, Inc. is a 501©(3) community-based nonprofit organization serving the needs of the Hispanic Community throughout the state of Massachusetts.”
10 Fairway Street
P.O. Box 260440
Mattapan, MA 02126
“The Haitian-Americans United, Inc. (H.A.U.) is a non-profit organization founded in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to improve the quality of life for Haitians and Haitian-Americans through education, Community Empowerment and cultural development, using an approach where participation and unity are strongly favored.”
87 Tyler Street
Boston, MA 02111
“The Asian American Civic Association provides limited English speaking and economically disadvantaged people with education, occupational training and social services enabling them to realize lasting economic self-sufficiency.”
101 Arch Street
Boston, MA 02110
“CAIR-MA’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote social justice and mutual understanding.”
P.O. Box 1345
Burlington, MA 01803
“Saheli Boston is an organization dedicated to supporting South Asian women and families in the Greater Boston area.”
20 Wheeler St.
Lynn, MA 01902
“Our mission is to assist newly arriving refugees with integration into American society in every aspect. We strive to accomplish this through the promotion of self-sufficiency, the building of bridges with the target community, and fostering the maintenance of the refugees’ cultural identities.”
- Greater Boston Legal Services
197 Friend St.
Boston, MA 02114
“GBLS provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low-income people in Boston and thirty-one additional cities and towns.”
- Community Legal Services and Counseling Center
1 West St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
“Community Legal Services and Counseling Center provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing.”
- English at Large
800 West Cummings Park
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
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.”