• Ven a la Feria de acceso financiero! Come to the Financial Access Fair! Banks, credit unions, consulates and more. Saturday 10/27/2018 from 1-5pm at our center.
  • 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

    • 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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    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Wednesday

    • Unpaid Wages Assistance

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    Thursday

    • Immigration Legal Services Walk-Ins

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    • Homework Club - during school year only

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    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Friday

    • Driver's License Support

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    Saturday

    • Basic Computer Skills

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    Immigration News

    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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    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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