Immigrant Programs & Services in Virginia
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Committed to ending all forms of violence against women and enhancing the status fo South Asian women living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. (South Asia includes Bangladesh, Indian, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.)
Provides technical assistance and support services to Asian newcomers (refugees and immigrants) in the areas of education and training, English as a second leanguage, relocation, immigrant entrepreneurship development, multilingual community, health resources, and business information and referral, and cross-cultural counseling. Offices in Richmond, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Charlottesville, Virginia Beach and Front Royal.
Ayuda is the only non-profit provider in the DC metro area that provides a wide range of immigration and family law assistance, as well as social services support, for all immigrants - including men, women and children - from anywhere in the world. This comprehensive and open approach give all immigrants a single resource to go to. Our specialized services for immigrant children and for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking are truly unique in the area. Ayuda is well know in the immigrant community and provides linguistically and culturally appropriate services.
Provides assistance and support services to Vietnamese refugees and immigrants, including community development, health and mental health, family, legal, and survivor services for those who have been involved in domestic violence and human trafficking. Has offices throughout the U.S.
- Center for African Refugees & Immigrants (703) 685-0510
CARI works to promote the well-being of African refugees and immigrants. Designs and manages national initiatives in public education, organizational capacity building, cultural understanding and competency, health promotion and community development.
Provides a broad range of mental health and social services to children, adolescents, adults and families - primarily for immigrants and refugees. Clients should call the Referral Line to complete a preliminary screening over the telephone and receive detailed information about services. (703) 533-3302.
Resettles refugees and assists immigrants, empowering them to build new lives in a welcoming community. Provides immigration counseling, interpreter services, community educaiton, case management and other support services.
Responds to the needs of the growing Ethiopian community in the U.S., expecially in the Washington, D.C. and metropolitan area. ECDC serves newcomers and refugees from many parts of the world, providing job assistance, microcredit loans and training, citizenship classes and health education and outreach.
Helps minority and low income families become homeowners. In Virginia, performs outreach to the latino community to provide financial literacy and educate about predatory lending practices.
Working in Northern Virginia to help Hispanic immigrants overcome barriers of language, isolation and poverty by linking clients to community services and empowering them with new skills. Also provides case management, job matching and immigration consultations.
- Hispanos Unidos, Falls Church, VA (703) 533-9300
Works to help raise the economic, educational and social levels of underprivileged residents of Northern Virginia who suffer from unemployment. Offers training, employment services and a self-help housing program. Although services are primarily for Hispanics, they are not limited to any ethnic group.
The ILRC Attorney of the Day provides expertise in immigration law, and information on how to advocate for immigrant clients.
- Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington (KCSC) www.kcsgworg
Assists and empowers Asian Americans and new immigrants to become well-adjusted and fully contributing members of the U.S. through social services, education, advocacy, and development of resources.
- Legal Aid Justice Center - Migrant Advocacy Progam, Petersburg - (804) 862-2205 or Richmond - (804) 643-1086
Pursues systematic reforms to address the underlying causes of abuse and exploitation of immigrant workers. In Spanish, the name is "Programa de Abogacia Para el Inmigrante" or "PAPT".
The Multicutural Clinical Center specializes in cross-cultural mental health and substance abuse services for the diverst ethnic metropolitan community.
- Refugee and Immigration Services in Virginia, Richmond (804) 355-4559 x24, Hampton (757) 247-3600, Roanoke (540) 342-7561, and Harrisonburg (540) 434-8601
Resettles refugees and assists immigrants, empowering them to build new lives in a welcoming community. Provides immigration counseling, interpreter services, community education, case management and other support services.
Serves as a national resouce for the growing Somali immigrant community and for the refugee and mainstream service providers who interface with Somali communities in the U.S.
Works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the U.S. from gender-based violence. Assisting with gender-based/domestic violence cases: VAWA, T and U Visas, gender-based asylum.
- Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) Richmond Domestic & Sexual Violence Immigration Clinic www.vplc.org
Through a partnership with the Challa Law Offices, VPLC offers free clinics to low-income, undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic or sexual violence. While the clinics are held in Richmond, they are open to any undocumented immigrant victims of domestic or sexual violence who live in Virginia. Victims will have the opportunity to meet with attorneys to discuss their cases and determine wheter they are candidates for U Visas for VAWA Self-Petitions. Potential clients MUST first complete an intake and send to Sushsheela for pre-screening. They should also be prepared to bring someone to translate if they cannot speak English and a translator cannot be found before the clinic they attend.