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Catholic Charities Maine - Refugee and Immigration Services (Portland Office)

  • Location:
    80 Sherman St
    Portland, ME 04101
  • Phone:
    (207) 523-2793
  • Fax:
    (207) 871-7465
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Charities Maine - Refugee and Immigration Services (CCMRIS) is Maine's only Voluntary Agency (Volag), providing refugee resettlement services for primary refugees, and limited services to granted asylees, in Maine. In addition CCMRIS provides limited services to secondary migrants in Portland and Lewiston, Maine.

State served: Maine

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Non-legal services: Employment services, ESL, Health services, Language services, Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Human Trafficking Survivors, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Over 40 languages available through Catholic Charities Maine Language Partners interpreter services
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Primary populations served are refugees and asylees, with a focus on elderly, age 60 and over. Services provided to other immigrants based on program expertise and capacity to provide services in a timely way.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 0
Is organization BIA recognized? Yes
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 2
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 2

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Immigration Advocates Network, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


Volunteer Coordinator
Judith Southworth
(207) 523-2793