To see a world where refugees and immigrants are welcomed, and receive support services to enable them to be healthy and self-reliant contributing members
​of the American Society.

To be the focal point of improving the quality of life for immigrants and refugees in Central Ohio through education, supportive services and increased opportunities while continuing to celebrate their culture and heritage

Our Mission

Our Vision


ETSS is a community based 501(c)(3) organization that helps new arrivals from all countries establish roots and gain self-sufficiency in Central Ohio through programs and services that encourage community integration, sustained employment, education, health, and strong families. We provide services for both adults and children through employment assistance, ESL courses, After School programs, an 8 week academic and culturally focused summer camp, internships across Central Ohio for ETSS youth, wellness efforts and  advocating for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Our Community Mental Health Navigators assists with case management and referral services for those individuals who have experienced extreme trauma to connect them with the services they need. Currently our Navigators serve the Nepali/Bhutanese and Congolese communities.

ETSS serves individuals and families from over 50 countries. Members of our staff speak over 30 languages.