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
  • Notary Public services *

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 (202) 674-8585 Ext. 109.

Monday

  • Driver's License Support

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  • Tax-Aide Program, Feb-April only

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Tuesday

  • Immigration Legal Services Walk-Ins

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  • Homework Club - during school year only

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Wednesday

  • Unpaid Wages Assistance

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  • Basic Computer Skills

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Thursday

  • Immigration Legal Services Walk-Ins

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  • Homework Club - during school year only

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Friday

  • Driver's License Support

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Saturday

  • Homework Club - during school year only

    -

  • Basic Computer Skills

    -

Immigration News

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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DACA: Past, Present, Future

February 20, 2018

As it is well known, in September of 2017, President Trump rescinded the DACA program, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program that allows undocumented immigrants, who came to the U.S. as children, to work and study in the U.S. Trump challenged Congress to come up with legislation by March 5th, the date on which…

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DACA in the news

January 15, 2018

Due to a federal court order, USCIS is now accepting applications to renew DACA.  Please note that this is available to people who already have DACA and not to those who want to apply for the first time.

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TPS ends for El Salvador

January 9, 2018

On January 8, 2018, President Trump announced the termination of TPS for El Salvador as of September, 2019.  El Salvador joins now the other countries for which TPS has been terminated, such as Haiti and Nicaragua.  For information on re-registration, visit uscis.gov/TPS, and to determine other immigration options consult with an attorney of an accredited…

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TPS Nicaragua, Haiti and Honduras

December 14, 2017

Nicaragua:  TPS designation for Nicaragua has been terminated effective January 5, 2019.  Unless an alternative lawful immigration status has been received by this date, Nicaraguans must leave the U.S. or face deportation. Nicaraguans with TPS are required to re-register and reapply for Employment Authorization Document between December 15, 2017, and February 13, 2018. * Honduras:  TPS…

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Immigration Principles & Policies

October 17, 2017

On October 8, 2017 the Trump Administration issued its long-awaited “Immigration Principles & Policies”. Trump’s accompanying letter to Congress states that these “reforms must be included as part of any legislation addressing the status of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.” The policy paper provides details on Border Security and Interior Enforcement. It also…

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The end of DACA

September 6, 2017

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the DACA program set up by Executive Order of President Obama in June, 2012.  DACA allowed some 800,000 young persons that were brought to this country as children to obtain work authorization, while Congress worked its way to a more permanent solution.  What will happen now? USCIS…

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RAISE Act

August 15, 2017

The Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a Congressional bill supported by President Trump, would alter the immigration landscape by drastically reducing legal immigration.  Among other things, it would eliminate the Diversity Visa Program and family petitions for adult sons and daughters of US citizens and permanent residents, and those for siblings…

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Immigration Bills

August 1, 2017

Kate’s Law, a law imposing harsher punishments on immigrants who were previously deported and returned to the United States illegally, and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, which cuts off some Federal grants to Sanctuary Cities that do not work with ICE, passed the House in late June. The bills are the first tangible legislation…

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