Services for Non-English Speakers

Fort Wayne is home to a large and growing population of refugees from many countries. Many of them endured much hardship and danger to arrive here, only to find that Indiana is vastly different than their homeland. They come here eager to become citizens, to work and to raise their families in peace, to learn our language.


YWCA Northeast Indiana offers free classes to help newcomers to Northeast Indiana become more comfortable and successful in their new home. 

If you need more information or want to attend any of our classes, please contact Faustina Adat
at (260) 424-4908 ext. 229 or

Class Schedule:

Monday 9:30 am - 10:30 am Citizenship Exam Training
Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am English as a Second Language
Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:30 am Computer Basics
Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am English as a Second Language
Friday 9:30 am - 10:30 am Citizen Exam Training

Class schedule in Burmese

To Volunteer:
Our classes are taught by dedicated volunteers and interns in our office on Spy Run Avenue. We are always looking for more volunteers who are willing to teach a class convenient to their schedule. To volunteer as a teacher, fill out our Volunteer form, and please specify that you want to teach. 

For more information:

Fort Wayne first Indiana city selected for immigrant integration program, City of Fort Wayne

Burmese try to adapt to America's bigger "village", USA Today

Congolese refugees settle in city, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

International Fort Wayne, a clearinghouse of information about all Fort Wayne-area refugee and immigrant groups

Burmese Advocacy Center, a volunteer group providing services to the refugees and immigrants in Fort Wayne