USCRI Cleveland



The USCRI Cleveland field office, formerly the International Services Center (ISC), has been welcoming newcomers to Cleveland, Ohio since 1916. In 2016, ISC formally joined UCSCRI as a field office. Refugees resettled in Cleveland come primarily from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Nepal, Somalia, Syria, and Ukraine. Newly arrived refugees receive a comprehensive set of services including housing placement, cultural orientation, school enrollment, coordination of initial health appointments, and employment preparation and placement. Additionally, refugees who have been in the U.S. for less than five years are eligible for additional employment services and the Preferred Communities intensive case management program.


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Director: Darren Hamm

Phone: 216-781-4560
Fax: 216-781-4565

Email: [email protected]

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  • Employment, Housing and Interpreting: These services are offered to refugees and survivors of trafficking to help them get back on their feet as quickly as possible.
  • Legal: The Immigration Legal Services Program offers low-cost, professional legal representation to low-income refugees and immigrants and their families with family- and humanitarian-based immigration matters.
  • Health and Mental Health: Health services and mental health counseling are provided to refugees, immigrants, unaccompanied minors and survivors of trafficking.
  • Social Services: Social services may include family support, matching grants, employment, and intensive case management.


There are several ways to volunteer, either locally or through a fundraiser or campaign.


Find a local field office near you or check out our ongoing fundraisers and sponsorships to see how you can help. We also participate in corporate sponsorships.

For inquiries about volunteering at USCRI Cleveland, email Megan Spencer at: [email protected]

Please, include an area of interest from the list below:

  • Legal
  • Transportation
  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Home set-up
  • Grocery Shopping
  • English Tutoring
  • Employment Support
  • Fundraising
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