Building New Lives In Maine
Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services (MEIRS) educates, assists, and empowers immigrant and refugee youth and their families toward a goal of social and economic self-sufficiency and mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. MEIRS promotes a pathway toward citizenship and community engagement, creating opportunities for inclusion and meaningful participation for immigrants and refugees.
MEIRS programs focus on the successful integration, self-sufficiency,
and stability of the immigrant and refugee population of Maine.
News & Events
In the wake of the death of a United States Navy SEAL Kyle Milliken from Falmouth, who was fighting the terrorist group al-Shabaab in Somalia, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services Executive Director Rilwan Osman wrote a special editorial for the Lewiston Sun Journal...read more
Summer is almost here, and this one will be super-fun for kids involved in MEIRS programs! Once again, MEIRS will be offering its Summer Enrichment Program, which is a day-long camp that runs 5 days a week during summer break. It provides educational and recreational...read more
MEIRS recently received recognition by the Department of Justice as a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)-accredited agency. We now have staff members who have been trained and BIA accredited to provide legal services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees. Services...read more
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