31 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Ph: 617-442-1622, Fax: 617-442-6622
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC): The Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC), originally the Somali Women and Children’s Organization, was established in 1993 by Somali women immigrants and refugees. RIAC has expanded upon the mission, and currently provides comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants and asylees - including resettlement, counseling, health care, cultural assimilation, job counseling, and social services.
Naima Agalab, Program Director
31 Heath Street, 1st Floor
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Web Site: www.riacboston.org/
Ethiopian Community Mutual Assistance Association (ECMAA): Established in 1986, ECMAA was founded by a group of Ethiopian refugees as a means of organizing and assisting their people. ECMMA’s mission is to provide culturally appropriate social services, educational opportunities, cultural programs to the growing population of approximately 12,000 Ethiopians now residing in the greater Boston area. For nearly 15 years, ECMMA has worked to develop and maintain a support network for the Ethiopians and other African refuges, helping newcomers to the US become self-sufficient, contributing members of their community while preserving their cultural heritage.
Binyam Tamene, Executive Director
552 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
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