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NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic ISAC is experiencing a significant increase in requests for assistance.  As a result, it is taking staff longer than normal to return calls and respond to referrals.  Thank you for your patience.

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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, Family and Immigrant Connections 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.

To learn more, click below:

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!
COVID-19 Safety Tips in Nepali

COVID-19 Safety Tips in Nepali

Here are some tips to keep you safe from COVID-19 this season, thanks to Squirrel Hill Health Center. Learn about Common Mask Mistakes, Wearing Your Mask Properly, and Celebrating Holidays Safely. These fliers are in English & Nepali. Common Mask Mistakes Wearing...

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Information about Coronavirus – Multiple Languages

Information about Coronavirus – Multiple Languages

It's important to stay up-to-date on the most current and relevant information about coronavirus. These multilingual resources can help you understand more about coronavirus and how to care for yourself to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Allegheny County COVID-19...

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ISAC Agency Office Temporary Changes – Coronavirus

ISAC Agency Office Temporary Changes – Coronavirus

Due to the risk of coronavirus, the ISAC partner agencies are changing their delivery of service methods and availability of services. Please see below for each location. Stay updated with coronvirus related news and changes here. JFCS As of March 16th, services...

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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)


AIU3 Family and Immigrant Connections