Center in the Bronx offers help and hope to immigrants and refugees

For immigrants and refugees looking to build new lives in America it can often be tough to find help. But in the Bronx, one place is offering help and support to those who just want a better life.

Hata Hoxha is learning to speak English and calls America her country. But that wasn't always the case. In 1990, Hoxha, a mother of four, escaped Kosovo after most of her family was killed. After being taken care of at a hospital in the Bronx, Hoxha later learned about a program at St. Rita's Center for Immigrant and Refugee Services. She says the center has changed her life.

The center provides free job assistance, family aid, support groups, ESL classes and childcare. Officials at the center say anyone is welcome. The center has two locations -- one on Andrews Avenue and another at Theodore Roosevelt High School. It's open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

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