Asha's Refuge - Language and Job Skills Classes for Refugees and Approved Asylees

Address

200 East Parkway North
First Baptist Church
Memphis, TN 38112

(901) 500-9200

www.ashasrefuge.org

AKA:

Ashas Refuge - ESL, Refugee Program; ESL CLlass

Description:

Provides a faith-based non-profit that offers free American life , language and job skills classes, and information about available resources to help refugees and asylees adjust to life in the US. Also offers Kindergarten readiness classes for children (ages 3-5 years) of participants while parents/guardians are in their classes and may offer computer, citizenship, a path for high school diploma, next generation tutoring and other job readiness classes to participants. Also partners with Catholic Charities of West TN offering US Naturalization Classes and Community Legal Center to help process immigration paperwork.

Hours:

Usually Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and other times by appointment; call for details

Intake Process:

Call for appointment. Our interpreters are scheduled and will call clients back to answer questions and arrange appointments for services.

Program Fees:

General inquiry and most services are no fee; $20 per person paperwork fee for various classes, immigration and/or detailed family services.

Languages:

Spanish, Arabic, French, Hindi, Persian, Kinyarwanda, Portuguese, Swahili, Farsi, Kurundi

Eligibility:

Persons designated as refugees or granted asylees by the UN and the US Department of State; must show proof of refugee or asylee status with Federally issued ID (I-94, court document or Green Card)

Is Shelter?

No

Date of Official Change:

September 19, 2021

Wishlist:

Needs include some furniture, clothing, household goods, liquid detergent, toiletries, soap, deodorant, diapers, baby wipes, school supplies, school uniforms and laptops in good condition.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Seeking adults, 18 and older to volunteer with office, client advocacy, teaching life and job skills, tutoring or computer skills or persons to drive clients to appointments; must pass a background check and undergo training. Email us at serve@ashasrefuge.org to get more information about group or individual volunteer opportunities.

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

200 East Parkway North
First Baptist Church
Memphis, TN 38112

Mailing

1035 Winchester Road Suite A216
Financial & Administrative Office
Collierville, TN 38017

Contacts

Ms. Jamie Jones

Primary Contact

Executive Director

jamie@ashasrefuge.org

Deborah Eaton

American Life and Language Class Coordinator

(901) 218-3276

Jenny McFarland

Donations Coordinator

(901) 652-2202

Phone Numbers

Main

(901) 500-9200

Accessibility:

Can help persons descend the stairs if needed

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