Resettlement and Support

Resettlement and Support

FEGS is the official local affiliate of HIAS providing refugee resettlement services for the Jewish community and is recognized by the Office of Refugee Resettlement of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).

Multi-lingual refugee/asylee services include initial resettlement services, case management, support services, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), employment preparation, job placement assistance and retention assistance.

For details on Refugee resettlement programs and services, contact us.

Case Management
FEGS provides case management services through many of its Behavioral Health services providing a safety net that ensures that consumers receive appropriate access to psychiatric treatment, housing, vocational training, employment assistance, and other concrete services.

Holocaust Services / Survivors and Veterans Program, located in Brooklyn, provides psychological support to Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans.

Refugee Case Management and Support Services in Queens link individuals with refugee status to all necessary community resources to help them move toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

For details on Refugee/Asylee programs and services, contact us.

Clinic Counseling
FEGS outpatient mental health clinics help people develop the life skills they need as they work towards healing, recovery, self-sufficiency, and independence.

Our counseling centers offer adults, children, and families therapy and support to deal with a variety of emotional problems, including: depression; anxiety; trauma reactions; marital and family conflict; self-esteem issues; parenting and relationship issues; grief reactions; HIV-AIDS issues; and substance abuse problems.

FEGS Brooklyn Resource Center provides comprehensive services to the Russian-speaking community, including: a New York State licensed mental health clinic;

The Honorable Caroline K. Simon Counseling Center in Rego Park offers a wide range of screening, evaluation, and counseling services for individuals and families.

Both centers are licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

For details on Refugee/Asylee clinic counseling, contact us.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

FEGS ESOL classes include classroom instruction, computer software programs designed for non-English speakers and online tutoring resources. The ESOL classes are provided for all levels and teach basic literacy, conversational English and vocational English. Specialized civics instruction for individuals preparing for the US citizenship exam is also available.

Computer Training
The Computer Resource Center at the FEGS Brooklyn Resource Center offers computer-based learning technologies and E-Learning courses for English language and literacy development, instruction in Micro-Soft office skills, civics preparation and other courses that prepare individuals for employment.

For details on Refugee/Asylee education programs, contact us.