Building New Lives
Trinity’s Refugee Integration Program is one of the largest immigrant integration programs in Androscoggin County. Any immigrant in need is welcome. Most participants are refugees and asylum-seekers from Somalia, Djibouti, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and other countries asking for help as they build a new life for their families.
The most common request is for help with writing a resume, searching for job openings, and completing applications. Other work includes assistance completing housing applications, petitioning for adjustments to immigration status, and completing childcare, unemployment, and other paperwork. Services are available in English, Somali, and French and there is no enrollment process.
Beginning in August 2022 we now offering low-cost I-693 vaccination exams (for permanent residency and green card) for Lewiston/Auburn refugees at a discounted cost! Six appointments per month are available with Dr. Alice Haines at our 247 Bates St. office. Priority will be given to clients who have a USCIS deadline. To schedule, call (207)376-7847 and leave a message. We will return your call within 2 business days. No walk-ins. Cost is $115 for each adult and $90 for each child. At this time we only have the capacity to do i-693 exams for refugees but we hope to expand and offer exams for all permanent resident applicants in the future!