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Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services provides resettlement support to individuals and families from Afghanistan seeking to rebuild their lives in Maine. In partnership with ECDC, one of the nine agencies that resettles refugees, MEIRS is excited to welcome Afghans refugees to our state. MEIRS also works closely with local organizations and faith leaders to welcome Afghans and provide services such as:

Picture of a family arriving at the airport

 Housing and furnishing
Airport pickup
Cultural orientation
Interpretation and Translation services
Access and referrals to services
Employment training and job readiness
Referrals to local adult and ESL education
Mental health support
Financial literacy and entrepreneurship training
Cash assistance
And much more

Your Donation helps families

$2000.00 – Can help furnish a refugee family’s new home
$1,500.00 – Can help purchase beds for a refugee family
$1,000.00 – Can help provide one month of rent for a refugee family
$500.00 – Can help purchase winter clothing for a refugee family
$250.00 – Can help purchase groceries for a refugee
$100.00 – Can help purchase school supplies for refugee children
$50.00 – Can provide a welcome meal for a refugee family
$25.00 – Can purchase baby diapers and wipes

You can also volunteer to help welcome Afghans into our community by:

  • Setting up apartment for Afghan families to ensure families come to a furnished apartment
  • Taking families shopping and to see their new community

Click to download the a PDF brochure

Contact Information


256 Bartlett St.
Lewiston, ME 04240


Tel: 207-782-0260
Fax: 207-782-0261



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