What is it: ETSS strives to connect individuals with resources and provide services for the the whole family in all aspects of their arrival to the US. Case management is available to immigrants and refugees who need assistance in these areas: 

     Housing Assistance

     Cultural Counseling

     Health Information & Referrals

     Translation & Interpretation Services

     Referrals of Legal Services

Where: Case Management for these services is available at 2 service sites and

             the ETSS Main Office


-West: Hollywood Plaza

  4107 West Broad St. Columbus, OH 43228

  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

  614-252-5362 x302


- North: Christian Assembly Church

  4099 Karl Rd. Columbus, OH 43224 

  Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

  614-252-5362 x300


For assistance with any of these issues and others, please contact the ETSS Main Office at (614) 252-5362 or visit one of the service sites.

What is it: Job skills training classes help refugees learn how to find and keep a job in the US. These classes are offered in conjunction with ESOL classes to enhance learning and activities include computer training and a Work Experience program. Once students have gone through training, we work to find the best fit job. We aim to provide training that allows new arrivals to gain essential skills and find employment where they feel qualified and prepared.  

Who is eligible: Refugees or asylum seekers who have lived in America for less than 5 years
When: Monday – Friday from 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Each student is expected to attend all classes.  They need to meet the hours that Franklin County Department of Job and Family Service requires.
Where: Employability skills training is offered at 2 sites (ESOL and

       Case management also available at these sites)


  -North: Christian Assembly Church
     4099 Karl Rd.  Columbus, OH 43224
     (614)252-5362 x300
  -West: Hollywood Plaza
     4107 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43228 

     (614)252-5362 x302

Adult Programs

What is it: Citizenship classes are an important resource for individuals who have been permanent residents for more than 4 years and meet the federal requirements to apply for citizenship. These classes cover all civic components of the test including interviewing skills and necessary vocabulary. 

Who is eligible: Refugees of at least 18 years of age.  Must be a permanent resident for at least 4 years, demonstrate continuous permanent residence in the U.S for at least 5 years, and show that you have been physically present in the U.S for 30 months.  Lastly, the persons must be able to read, write, and speak basic English OR meet the Language Waiver Requirements.

When and Where: Classes are offered at various times throughout the week at 5 sites throughout Franklin County. 


-East: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

  530 McNaughten Rd. Columbus, OH 43213

  When: N/A


-West: Havenwood Apartments

    4312 Westport Rd. Columbus, OH 43228

    When: M, W 10:00am-12:00pm and T, Th 12:30pm-2:30pm 


-Northeast: Capital Park Apartments

    2943 Capital Park Ct. Columbus, OH 43224

    When: M, W 1:00pm-3:00pm and Friday 10:00am-12:30p

To register and plan the start date of your classes, please call (614) 407-0927

Case Management

​ETSS Adult Programming includes a variety of programs aimed to help new arrivals learn the skills and training they need to be self-sufficient. The transition to life in the US often requires assistance in things like in English language learning, job placement and training and health and wellness information. Programming is culturally sensitive, relevant and located in the neighborhoods where our clients live at 7 sites throughout Franklin County. We do our best to ensure that the clients who come through our doors have the resources to navigate and live comfortably in their new community. 


Adult Programming includes:

​- English for Speakers of Other Languages

- Employability Skills Training and Job Placement

- Citizenship Classes

- Case Management and Services Coordination

Employability Skills Training and Job Placement

-Reynoldsburg: Indian Creek Apartments

    421 Lancaster Ave. Columbus, OH 43068

    When: T, W 5:00pm-7:00pm


-Hilliard: St. James Lutheran Church

    5660 Trabue Rd. Columbus, OH 43228

    When: M,F 4:30pm-7:30pm

Citizenship Classes

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Classes

What is it: ESOL classes are available for immigrants and refugees to learn English language skills that are critical in living and working in the US. Classes are offered in conjunction with Basic Job Skills Training and all instructors are TESOL certified or hold graduate degrees.

Who is eligible: Refugee or asylum seekers who have lived in America for less than 5 years
When: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Each student is expected to attend all classes (They need to meet the hours that Franklin County Department of Job and Family Service requires.)
Where: ESOL classes are offered in 2 sites (Job training and placement 

   and Case management also available at these sites)
   

     -North: Christian Assembly Church

       4099 Karl Rd.  Columbus, OH 43224

       (614)252-5362 x300
     -West: Hollywood Plaza

       4107 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43228 

​       (614)252-5362 x302