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Pittsburgh Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center

PRIAC is an agency of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Pittsburgh. It is officially recognized to provide immigration services for individuals and families with limited financial resources. The following services are provided:

RESETTLEMENT SERVICES - PRIAC staff assists individual and families who have received refugee or asylee status during their initial adjustment and provides support with social, vocational, medical and economic needs including:

  • Housing assistance
  • Bilingual case management
  • Bilingual medical case management
  • Acculturation workshops
  • ESL referrals and tutoring
  • Job readiness workshops and other vocational services
  • Immigration assistance
  • Naturalization preparation

IMMIGRATION SERVICES - PRIAC staff assists individual and families who have immigrated to the United States and Pittsburgh, helping them with immigration legal issues and to obtain citizenship. Services include:

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Relative Petition
  • Visa Extension
  • Affidavit of Support
  • Affidavit of relationship
  • Asylum
  • Status inquiries
  • Diversity lottery


  • Application review
  • Application filing
  • Citizenship Classes
  • Interview Practice
  • Representation at Naturalization Interview

ASYLEE SRVICES - Many of the same services available to refugees can also be provided to individuals who have been granted asylum.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Allegheny
  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Immigrants
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: No
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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