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Helping refugees build new lives here in Maine

Maine’s longest-serving refugee resettlement program, Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) is dedicated to helping those seeking a new life in America become independent, productive members of our community.

From cultural orientation and referrals to case management and ongoing support (see our full list of services here), we are committed to providing the highest quality professional resettlement, orientation, employment, and cultural adjustment services to those refugees assigned to our care.

The kindness and generosity of our community is essential to our success — even the smallest gift of money, goods, or your time as a volunteer can make a world of difference to a newcomer in need of a friend. Please support us any way you can — see ways of helping here.

“For I was a stranger and you made me welcome….”
—Matthew 25

Portland Office
80 Sherman Street
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: 207.871.7437
Fax: 207.871.7465
TTY: Maine Relay 711

Lewiston Office
37 Park Street, Room 203
Lewiston, ME 04240
Tel: 207.344.6615
Fax: 207.344.6617
TTY: Maine Relay 711

RIS Bangor
St. Michael’s Center
436 South Main Street
Brewer, ME 04412
RIS Augusta Site
136 State Street, Third Floor
Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: 207.871.7437


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