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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!
Weatherization Tips and Assistance

Weatherization Tips and Assistance

This winter, make sure your house or apartment is ready for the cold weather. Keep repair costs low by weatherizing your home and using these resources to prepare for freezing temperatures and snow. Below are a few of the weatherization assistance programs and home...

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Winter Shelters & Warm Spaces in Allegheny County

Winter Shelters & Warm Spaces in Allegheny County

Looking for temporary shelter this winter? These resources can help you stay out of the cold and give you tools to get back into a home. For more help connecting to free resources, check out (English & Spanish) or contact ISAC through our online...

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Utility Assistance Resources for Winter

Utility Assistance Resources for Winter

Winter can be a hard time of year, especially with high utility bills. Whether you need help with gas, electric, or water, these programs can help. If you are an immigrant and need help connecting to any of these resources, send us your information or call and leave a...

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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)