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MEIRS Executive Director Pens Editorial

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...

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Sign-Ups Beginning Soon for Summer Programs

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...

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MEIRS Offers Accredited Immigration Services

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...

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How Do Immigrants & Refugees Benefit Maine?

It is a well-known fact that Maine is the most aged population in the country.  This reality, combined with the fact that many of our youth are leaving the state, makes it imperative to our economic future that we ensure a stable workforce population to provide...

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MEIRS Executive Director Named Gorman Fellow

Rilwan Osman, Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services’ Executive Director has been named one of 12 John T. Gorman Fellows for 2017. “The 12 fellows come from across the state and have diverse interests, experiences and skills. Each member works on issues related to the...

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Please Help MEIRS Grow!

There’s a downside to success! Our programs are expanding, and the result is WE NEED MORE SPACE!
Since 2008. Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services (MEIRS) has been educating and empowering Maine’s new arrivals. Among the services we provide are:
Support for young people

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In Lewiston, a cosmic event: Article from Colby Magazine

“The invitation was from Bates College for Colby anthropologist Catherine Besteman to participate in a panel with Somali Bantu refugees who, in 2006, had started arriving in droves in the down-at-the-heels mill city of Lewiston, Maine. Besteman and her husband, Jorge...

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Contact Us

Administration and Behavioral Health

57 Birch Street, Suite 204
Lewiston, ME 04240
Tel: 207-784-2703
Fax: 207-333-5119
info@meirs.org

Youth and Family Programs

256 Bartlett Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Tel: 207-753-2700
Fax: 207-753-2701
info@meirs.org

Portland Office Behavioral Health

222 St. John Street, Suite 134
Portland, ME 04103
Tel: 207-808-8551
Fax: 207-808-8528
info@meirs.org

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