Refugee Welcome Network
HARC has partnered with houses of worship and other community organizations to form the Refugee Welcome Network (RWN). The RWN exists to support refugees new to the U.S. and Washington County who are unstable and seeking self-sufficiency and friendship. The RWN seeks to connect individuals and families to community resources, including housing, household goods, English lessons, jobs, food and clothing, and more.
To request assistance through the RWN, please go to The Islamic Center of Hagerstown (ICH) for an assessment, 122 E. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Other resources for Immigrants:
Non-English Speaking Church Services in Hagerstown/Washington County
Literacy Council of Washington County
15 Randolph Ave,
Hagerstown MD 21740
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 11am-2pm
Provides free one-on-one tutoring for anyone over 18 years old who needs help with literacy skills (reading, spelling, vocab, etc) and help the foreign-born learn conversational English. See attached flyers – one page OR three strip version (cut into strips for posting in smaller places).
English & More
Free daily English classes via Zoom. Contact Virginia Wilson to sign up: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hagerstown Community College
Free English classes for all levels offered at several locations, dates and times. Learn more on their website.
HCC also offers FREE nursing, phlebotomy and truck driving programs for ESL students.
Comunidad Latina de Washington County
20140 Scholar Dr./ Cita Previa 3rd Floor
RISE Coalition of Western Maryland
Resources for Immigrant Support and Empowerment, located in Frederick, MD
Availability of public resources – latest government documents – 22 July 2021
- Informational Bulletin (https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/cib072221.pdf)
- Press Release (https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/hhs-encourages-states-educate-eligible-immigrants-about-medicaid-coverage)
“The Wrong Help Can Hurt: Beware of Immigration Scams” – English Korean Spanish
“Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes” – Spanish Chinese Russian