Community Engagement


​Community Navigators

​Programming provided for adults focuses heavily on integrating into to life in the US. ETSS assists immigrants and refugees in Central Ohio through ESOL and citizenship classes, job training and placement, and community health education as well as through our family care and community navigator programs. 

The easiest way to get involved with our work is to get connected. There are a couple way to stay updated and learn more about the work we do every day!

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ETSS helps immigrants and refugees from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Central Ohio.

The Community Navigators work with clients to help them find the services they need in areas such as mental health and wellness and other stressors faced on their journey to becoming New Americans. Navigators are members of the communities they serve, thus helping to build trust and sharing an intrinsic understanding of the what clients are experiencing. Currently navigators work primarily in the Nepali/Bhutanese and Congolese communities; however, services are open to all who need them. Funds awarded to ETSS from The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation have allowed us to expand these services for 2020.

Today is the perfect time to make a gift to ETSS. 

Every gift makes a difference and allows us to provide the best quality services and programs to refugees and immigrants in Central Ohio. 

Your support is deeply appreciated!

Get Involved:  check out our new t-shirts and support ETSS programs and services !

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer your time at ETSS.The Youth Program, Adult Program and Family Care Department always need individuals and groups to help activities like tutoring in the After School program, ESOL or tasks related to Family Care.

If you like events, join our volunteer forces for Evening of Promise or the Youth Summit!

Click the button below to find contact information and get more details about all available opportunities. 


The​​ work ETSS does in the community extends beyond serving refugees and immigrants. Our staff provides training in areas such as cultural competency and trauma-informed care.  Additionally, we actively participate in community-based committees, advocacy and partnering with other organizations. Our Food Ambassadors program brings culture and cuisine together in a host's home, providing delicious and exotic dishes prepared by our chefs and engaging with guests to share stories and experiences around the warmth of dinner table. Please contact Keri Allen-Hogan, Director of Marketing and Development for more information on our community involvement efforts and to be included on our contact lists for upcoming activities.  614-252-5362 ext 203 or

​​The Family Care Department focuses on serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault 

and human trafficking, offering guidance, case management and linkages to providers

for individuals and families who need assistance in navigating the steps toward safety. This department also provides educational presentations on topics related to areas of service.

​​​What does it mean to help new arrivals establish roots and gain self-sufficiency? At  ETSS we believe that this means providing communities with the services and tools they need to feel at home in Central Ohio. We work with individuals and families from around the globe from over 50 countries. Our bilingual and multilingual staff speak over 30 languages. During 2019, we served over 8000 clients through the programs listed below!

​ETSS Youth Programming focuses on educational needs as well as the social-emotional well-being of students in Central Ohio. Our Youth Services include After School Programs, Summer Camp and much more. We know that every student faces challenges and we do our best to tailor our programs to the needs of the community. Our staff work with partners, including area school districts, throughout Central Ohio to ensure our students the classroom and beyond.

​​How do we achieve this?

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Youth Programming

Family Care Programming


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How can you Get Involved? 

​Adult Programming

The 2018 Annual Report is here! Click here to check out the full report.