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Hilliard Helps

Resource System

Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS)

New American Resources

Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) is a refugee resettlement organization with wrap-around services that include Wellness, Victims of Crime Assistance, Jobs Programs, Senior Services, Mentoring (Community Connectors), Citizenship Classes, and Legal Services. Many of these services are available to all immigrants and newcomers. 

Programs: You can find information on their resettlement, Victims of Crime Assistance, family Services, Parenting for LEP, Ohio’s Early Intervention, Employment and ESL, Legal Services, Mentorship, Older Refugee and Immigrants, Refugee Health and Wellness, Match Grant Program, and Citizenship Programs on their website:

  • TIES: Interpretation and Case Management Services to local partnering agencies and LEP Franklin County residents so that refugee and immigrant communities can receive services to help them become economically stable and self-sufficient. Particular emphasis is on economic services that help refugees and immigrants recover from the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The TIES program currently offers in-person interpretation in Arabic, Farsi Dari, Pashto, Nepali, Somali, Mai Mai, and Spanish. The program runs on Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

  • Citizenship Program (USCIS): Helps prepare individuals for the citizen test and offers immigrant legal services. Anyone is eligible to use this service has had their green card and residency in America for 3 or more years. The program runs on Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. The classes to prepare for the citizen test are free. However, the legal services cost 50 dollars plus an application fee. 

General Phone Number: 614-235-5747

General Website: 

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