Refugee Health Collaborative

The Refugee Health Collaborative,

an initiative of the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, provides comprehensive health and wellness support to all people of Burmese nationality, regardless of immigration status. Supported by the IU Health Foundation, the Collaborative connects refugees to a network of caring organizations and programs. Culturally trained professionals help meet the unique needs of individuals and families as they settle in a new country. Whenever possible, services are also offered in the language spoken by Burmese nationals.

People of Burmese nationality may connect with any provider directly or work with the Health Liaison Navigator:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 260-458-1795

Catholic Charities’ Health Liaison Navigator

The Catholic Charities Health Liaison Navigator is located at Connect Allen County to assist individuals in connecting with the Refugee Health Collaborative partners and other essential services.

  • In Person: 201 E. Rudisill Plaza, Suite B102, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Closed for lunch noon – 1 p.m.
  • Email:
  • Phone: 260-458-1795

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides case management services to Burmese nationals newly arriving in the U.S. for up to one year to assist in the initial resettlement process. Email is the preferred method for contact.

  • Email: Zin Lin Htway,
  • Phone: Zin Lin Htway, 260-422-5624 x.264
  • In Person: Catholic Charities Offices
    • 915 S. Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 

IU Health Primary Care Office of Cho Mar Aung, MD

The family doctor’s office of Dr. Cho Mar Aung, a former Burmese refugee, understands the culture and needs of Burmese patients. Medicaid patients are welcome.

  • 256 E. Pettit Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46806
  • Call to schedule: 260-234-5400

International House

International House offers transportation to health care appointments, as well as accompaniment and advocacy, for Burmese Nationals.

  • Phone: 260-482-6100
  • Email: Valisha Reber,

Amani Family Services

Mental health services are available for Burmese nationals from bi-lingual professionals. Extended case management services are also offered for Burmese nationals living in the U.S. longer than one year to support them in navigating the challenges of resettlement.

  • Phone: 260-484-1414
  • Email:
  • Online:

Double Up Indiana

This program offers access to affordable, healthy produce. Each purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables while using a Hoosier Works/SNAP card earns a $1 for $1 match. Several locations include Burmese specialty markets and can be found here:

For assistance in enrolling in SNAP, contact the Health Liaison Navigator:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 260-458-1795