Comprehensive Refugee Services

Comprehensive Refugee Services provides care and compassion to eligible refugees living in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties through programs designed to help them integrate into the community and achieve self-sufficiency.

Services include:

  • Case Management
  • Employment Services
  • Adult and Vocational Education
  • Employment Services
  • Legal Status Assistance
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care services through a partnership with 4C (Community Coordinated Care for Children)
  • English as a Second Language (see below)

Comprehensive Refugee Services Fact Services

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL is a free, 14 week English language learning program for adults with limited English skills. The classes are designed to help students learn how to read, write, speak and comprehend in English. Students wishing to enroll in the ESL program are required to take the CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems) placement test. Registration, testing and orientation take place at 1771 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando.

ESL classes are held at three locations:

Orlo Vista Park, 1 N. Powers Dr.,Orlando, FL 32835.
1819 N. Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807
1771 N. Semoran Blvd, Orlando, FL 32807

Clients served by the Comprehensive Refugee Services program qualify for English as a Second Language classes.  You must:

  • Have refugee, asylee or Cuban/Haitian parolee status
  • Be a recent arrival to the United States
  • Be 18 years or older

For more information or to enroll for classes, contact:, 407-277-1938 ext. 2327.

To qualify for Comprehensive Refugee Services, applicants are required to:

  • Have come to the U.S. as a refugee, Cuban/Haitian Entrant, an asylee, or under the Amerasian or Human Trafficking Programs.
  • Have been in the U.S. for less than five years

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 407-277-1938

English as a Second Language Fact Sheet

This project is sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, Refugee Services Program, with grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement.