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Welcome to ISAC

Helping refugees and immigrants thrive in Allegheny County

ISAC is funded by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

We welcome your feedback. Contact the Directors Action Line with questions, concerns, complaints or comments about any service we provide.


Helping you access services in Pittsburgh

ISAC is here to help you build your life in Pittsburgh. We can help by connecting you to important resources, services and communities in Allegheny County. We will communicate with you in your language. We will listen to your questions and help you to find answers.

Our program client services include information & referrals (with interpretation when needed), service coordination (with interpretation when needed) to assess needs and connect clients to a full range of community connections, and bilingual navigation. Bilingual community workers provide ISAC clients with hands-on short-term assistance to help them learn to access services so clients become more independent.


ISAC is a five-agency partnership headed by Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS). Partners include Casa San Jose (a program of the Sisters of St. Joseph), Literacy Pittsburgh, Latino Family Center of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM). ISAC staff working at partner agencies are experienced in working with the County’s growing immigrant community and the agencies serving them.

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Referrals for Services

Neighborhoods Served

Countries of Origin

Languages Spoken

Serving Our Community Since 2014




Offering Quality Training Opportunities to Service Providers in our Region


What’s New!
Interpreters Needed!

Interpreters Needed!

JFCS Refugee & Immigrant Services is recruiting foreign language interpreters.   Interpreters needed! If you are fluent in English and another language(s), you can use your free time to earn extra money while helping JFCS help refugees and immigrants in our...

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ISAC Office Hours

ISAC Office Hours

Did you know we host ISAC office hours across the city every day of the week? These sites are designed to make it convenient for you to get help with mail, phone calls, filling out forms, and more! If you have a question about something or need help, you can always...

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Get Help with Your Taxes in 2020

Get Help with Your Taxes in 2020

Tax season is here, but there are plenty of resources available for you to get help with your taxes before the April 15 deadline.   FREE TAX HELP United Way Tax Services If your household makes under $55,000 ($30,000 for single filer), you may be eligible to...

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Food Access

Accessing community food pantries, applying for food assistance programs


Applying for low-income utility assistance programs


Help with locating housing, applying for public housing


School enrollment, communication with school staff


Accessing the US Healthcare system,  medical assistance, and doctor’s appointments


Applying for government assistance programs

Immigration Papers

Assistance applying for green cards, citizenship, visas, and family reunification


Help with finding jobs and applying for authorization to work (EAD)