• Help us raise $5,000 for workbooks and reference books for our English Language Learner teachers and support immigrant students' ESL education during Fairfield Counties Giving Day

  • INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

    Individual and Family Support Services assist clients with medical, legal, and social challenges. We have on-site resources and connect with other community-based organizations to make sure that every client has the support they need to succeed.

    Health and Human Services

    Health and Wellness Day

    We work with partners to provide many on-site services including:

    • Health & wellness days (includes free dental cleanings)
    • Support for completing job applications
    • Recovery of unpaid wages*
    • Free AARP tax preparation assistance*
    • Assistance with applying for a Drive Only driver’s License *
    • Translation services (English-Spanish and Spanish-English)
    • Presentations and workshops
    • Standby guardianship documents

    Referrals to community resources for:

    • Medical and mental health services
    • Housing and homelessness assistance
    • Domestic violence and substance abuse issues

    *Please see schedule below

    School and Community Engagement

    Uconn

    We work with families to address the achievement gap among immigrant children in Stamford Public Schools:

    • Homework and Enrichment Club*
    • Individual and small group tutoring
    • POWER (Parent Organizing Program)
    • Summer Reading Program
    • Ferguson Library Bookmobile
    • Family Nights
    • Life skills workshops

    *Please see schedule below

    Immigration Legal Services

    Services Schedule

    *Please register for these classes and services.

    **Walk-in hours for your first consultation. For any other requests please call (203) 674-8585 Ext. 109.

    Monday

    • Notarization

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    • Driver's License Support

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    • Tax-Aide Program, Feb-April only

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    • Driver's License Support

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    Tuesday

    • Notarization

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    • Immigration Legal Services Walk-Ins

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    • Notarization

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    • Homework Club - during school year only

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    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Wednesday

    • Driver's License Support

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    • Driver's License Support

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    • Unpaid Wages Assistance

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    Thursday

    • Notarization

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    • Immigration Legal Services Walk-Ins

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    • Notarization

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    • Homework Club - during school year only

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    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Friday

    • Notarization

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    Saturday

    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Immigration News

    Trouble for Young Immigrants

    January 4, 2019

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status has been a means through which unaccompanied minors who have been abused, abandoned or neglected by one or both parents can obtain a green card and thus pursue their dream of living lawfully in the U.S.  However, under the current administration, denials have been issued when the young immigrants are already…

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    Government Shutdown

    January 4, 2019

    In the case of a government shutdown for budgetary reasons, only “essential” personnel is allowed to work. USCIS(U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), that includes petitions and applications, is not affected because it is a fee-funded program -with some exceptions of programs that receive appropriated funds. Immigration Court (EOIR) proceeds with normal operations with its detainee docket,…

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    The Central America Caravan

    November 30, 2018

    More than 7,000 Central American migrants have arrived at the US-Mexico border after crossing Mexico and parts of Central America, according to official figures released by the Mexican Interior Ministry. They are staying in temporary shelters in the border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali. The immigrants say they are fleeing persecution, poverty and violence in…

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    Proposed Rule on Public Charge

    November 30, 2018

    On October 10, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed to expand the list of benefits that could make a person a “public charge”. This new rule would make immigrants inadmissible for permanent residence if they receive some US subsistence aid. It is important to remember that: 1) Not all immigrants are subject to…

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    TPS RE-REGISTRATION FOR HONDURANS

    June 6, 2018

    The termination of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) designation of Honduras will be effective on January 5, 2020, 18 months after the end of the current designation.  The Department of Homeland Security has announced that Hondurans with TPS need to re-register during the 60-day re-registration period that runs from June 5, 2018 through August 6, 2018.

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    THE END OF TPS FOR HONDURANS

    May 11, 2018

    On May 4, 2018, DHS Secretary announced her decision to end the Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans, after almost twenty years since Honduras got the designation.  As it is customary, there is an 18 months extension and so the effective termination date will be January 5, 2020.  The re-registration information will be announced shortly.  TPS…

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    IMPORTANT CT LEGISLATION REGARDING MINORS

    May 11, 2018

    On Wednesday night, the Act Concerning Special Immigrant Juvenile Status was passed in Connecticut, extending the age of a “minor child” from 18 to 21 years old if unmarried and dependent on a competent caregiver.  This is of particular relevance to unaccompanied minors who were abandoned, abused or neglected by one or both of his…

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    The “Migrant Caravan” and the Hope for Asylum

    May 2, 2018

    There has been much talk in the press recently about the “Migrant Caravan” that is traveling thousands of miles through Mexico towards the U.S. border. People who make up the caravan mostly come from Central America. Faced with gang violence, poverty and a lack of educational opportunities back home, caravan members left their home countries…

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    ICE in the courthouses

    February 20, 2018

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has issued a policy directive regarding immigration enforcement actions at courthouses.  Since courthouses are not considered sensitive locations under the 2011 memorandum, enforcement actions will take place at courthouses. However ICE has set limits to the types and conditions of those enforcement actions. ICE will make immigration arrests inside the courthouses…

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    Public Charge Inadmissibility

    February 20, 2018

    The Public Charge inadmissibility may become more common. Reuters reports that currently there is a draft circulating in the Department of Homeland Security that would require immigration officials to look more carefully at what kind of public assistance an applicant or applicant’s dependents, even if they are U.S. citizens, are receiving from the U.S. government.…

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