People We Serve

To learn more about refugees and immigrants, or local welcoming initiatives, contact: MA: 774.243.3100 (Worcester), 413.787.0725 (Westfield), and NH: 603.224.8111 (Concord).

In central Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Ascentria works with
  • refugees and immigrants; 
  • receiving communities/ long-time residents.
Welcoming, inclusive communities foster prosperity for all.  Long-time residents are encouraged to share their knowledge with newcomers, and refugees and immigrants share new ideas, perspectives and skills, as well. Refugees and immigrants follow different paths to the U.S., but once here, they help enrich local communities.

Definition of a Refugee

  • The term “Refugee” is a legal status granted by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to persons forced to flee their home country due to persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political views, or membership in a particular social group. 
  • UNHCR identifies durable solutions for refugees, including repatriation, local integration into the country of first asylum, or as a last resort, 3rd country resettlement.
  • Approximately 80% of refugees are women and children. 
  • The average length of stay in a refugee camp is 17 years.
  • Resettlement in a new country is available to less than 1% of the world’s refugees.

Ascentria services nearby

11 Shattuck Street, Worcester, MA 01605 261 Sheep Davis Rd., A-1, Concord, NH 03301

People We Serve

11 Shattuck Street,
Worcester, MA 01605 

425 Union Street,
​West Springfield, MA 01809

New Hampshire
261 Sheep Davis Road, A-1
Concord, NH 03301