Refugee School Program
The Refugee School Program provides a continuum of care across multiple settings to ensure the well being of refugees and aslyees in Chelsea.
The Refugee School Program supports refugee students who are transitioning into school.
- 122 students in Chelsea Public Schools were served, and their countries of origin were Somalia (69%), Bhutan (13%) and Iraq (8%).
- The Refugee School coordinator had 504 student contacts, with 74% of these contacts involved the students' parents. All contacts include a teacher, principal, dean, school social worker or guidance counselor. These contacts occurred due to inappropriate behavior, help obtaining appropriate forms for school enrollment, academic frustration, and alienation, among others issues.
- The Refugee School Coordinator also conducts a weekly Refugee Boy’s Group to discuss issues specifically related to middle school male students.
Ali Abdullahi, MGH Refugee School Program
Phone: 617 724-5700 #14521