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.
Resources for Immigrants:
English as a Second Language
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
HCC also offers FREE nursing, phlebotomy and truck driving programs for ESL students.
Community Free Clinic
They have a FT CRNP who does primary care, acute care, etc as well as specialty providers that volunteer monthly at the Clinic. The NP refers to those providers as she feels the need. They also have mental health services and employ two FT therapists. They provide lab services, medication management, and women’s health (although they do not have the ability to provide OB services). Immigrants must be documented with U.S. issued ID. New patient packet.
Free or low-cost basic medical and dental services. Undocumented immigrants are welcome
201 S. Cleveland Ave, Hagerstown
Washington County Health Department
Numerous health-related services. Undocumented immigrants eligible for most services.
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)