Higher Ground International’s Social Services Program provides refugees and immigrants with access to critical basic necessities, culturally appropriate food and clothing, and case management support.

The goals of our Social Services Program are to identify and meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants and to ensure that they have access to the tools and support they need to move forward. Centering on the cultural identity of each individual, we distribute culturally appropriate food and hot meals along with clothing that reflects their cultural and personal identity. It is important to HGI that we honor cultural requests and not force the individual to engage in activities that are not aligned with their cultural values.

After responding to the immediate basic needs of our clients, we help them to create a plan for moving forward, which includes making referrals and connections to:

-Healthcare/medical services-Housing and housing assistance programs

-Behavioral health treatment

-State benefits/social programs

Immigration legal assistance

-Child care


-Financial assistance programs

And more!

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    Higher Ground International is a forward-thinking and culturally grounded social impact nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to advocating for, empowering, and providing life-changing services to Liberians and West African immigrants, refugees, and other marginalized communities. We seek to restore dignity, empower lives, and keep peace through work that centers and celebrates the cultural heritage and unique individuality of those we serve.


    Higher Ground International was founded in 2008 by Henrietta White-Holder, a native of Liberia, to help support the vast needs of refugee arrivals who had experienced the traumas of civil war. Click Here to learn more about our History.


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