IMMIGRATION RESOURCES

The Federal government now has a website offering English classes online.
The site targets new U.S. Citizens and Spanish speakers.  www.USALEARNS.org


FEDERAL & STATE RESOURCES

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  (USCIS)       
Phone:  800-375-5283   OR  TDD: 800-769-1833
Website:  www.infopass.uscis.gov  (www.uscis.gov)
Provides accurate and useful information regarding citizenship and immigration
services,granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting awareness
and understanding of citizenship. To schedule an appointment visit the website
above!


IMMIGRATION LAW RESOURCES

Immigration Law Outreach     
Phone:  734-372-4994
Email:  wynterd@cooley.edu     Dionnie Wynter
Website:  www.cooley.edu
Students and attorneys of Cooley's Law School-Auburn Hills Campus teach
and prepare qualified individuals for the naturalization process.  In addition,
pro-bono attorneys offer free 30-minute consultations on non-naturalization
matters relating to immigration law. 
AND
Cooley Law School plans to open an immigrant rights and civil advocacy clinic
at its Ann Arbor campus. The clinic will offer free legal help when it opens in
January. It will be Cooley's eighth clinic where law students can assist clients
and the first in-house clinic at the Ann Arbor campus. Cooley's main campus
is in Lansing. The clinic will address a range of issues immigrants face, from
landlord-tenant disputes and unfair wage claims to problems with their immig-
ration status.  Cooley officials met with lawyers, judges and community leaders
in Washtenaw County to learn what free legal services were most needed.


Immigration Legal Services Strategic Partnership
Archdiocese of Detroit Refuge Services
5575 Conner #104
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 586-416-1113
Website: www.aodonline.org
Provides services in the following areas:
Archdiocese of Detroit Refugee Services Offices works with the newest
residents of the Detroit Metro region to help ease their transition and
welcome them as Jesus would have done. They provide the above
services as well as translation and housing assistance, transportation,
referrals for ESL classes, medical and other refuge benefits, employment
services, advocacy for refugees and community education on refugee
resettlement.


The Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic
Harbor Light Center
3737 Lawton
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-361-6340
Website: www.usc.salvationarmy.org
Provides FREE legal services to people who are pre-screened and referred
to them by the Eastern Michigan Division of The Salvation Army in the
following areas:


The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
651 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone:  313-596-0262
Website:  www.law.udmercy.edu
Offers the following Clinics:


Michigan Family Law Program
AND
The Michigan Poverty Law Program  (MPLP)
420 N. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734- 665-6181
Website: www.mplp.org 
&
http://miadvocacy.org
The Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP) provides state support services
to local legal aid programs and other poverty law advocates. MPLP engages
in systemic advocacy to help alleviate barriers faced by low income individuals.
Since inception in 1997, MPLP has supported, trained and provided case
consultation to advocates on thousands of cases involving low income
individuals and families in Michigan. MPLP is a joint project of the Michigan
Advocacy Program and the University of Michigan Law School.
&
Since 2008, the Michigan Advocacy Project through MPLP has expanded
significantly and created successful statewide programs to respond to
emerging legal needs in Michigan. The statewide programs include: the
Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, the Michigan Foreclosure Prevention
Project, the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative & Michigan Legal Help Program.



LANGUAGE RESOURCES

English Language Institute
Wayne State University
351 Manoogian Hall
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone: 313-577-2729
Email:  eliwsu@wayne.edu
Website: www.cla.wayne.edu/eliweb
The only intensive English language program in the Metro-Detroit area.
Specializes exclusively in teaching English communication, cultural
orientation and academic preparation skills to non-native speakers
of English from all over the world.


NOTE:  Many of the resources below ALSO offer ESL courses as well
and be sure to visit the LITERACY RESOURCES webpage on this website
as well for even more!



SERVES MULTIPLE COUNTIES IN S.E. MICHIGAN

Catholic Services of Macomb             
Immigration & Refugee Services
15945 Canal
Clinton Township, MI   48038
Phone:  586-416-1113
The refugees who arrive in southeast Michigan are involved in family
reunifications. CCSEM’s goal is to help refugee families become self-
sufficient as quickly as possible.
Our services include:
CCSEM also advocates on your behalf with other agencies and organizations.
Our case workers and volunteers adhere to professional privacy standards
and protocols with case details held in the strictest confidence. Our legal
services are offered in many languages; learn more about our staff attorney(s),
cases considered under our services, and locations (link; need this data still).
There may be fees for legal services yet many of our services are free and
funded by Name of Entity. To further extend services to newcomers and
their communities, CCSEM has long-standing, collaborative relationships
with municipalities, other faith-based institutions, schools, businesses,
community organizations, and others.
Serves the following counties:


Association of Chinese Americans
Detroit Service Center
4750 Woodward Ave.  Suite 211
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone: 313-831-1790
Email: info@acadetroit.org
Website:  www.acadetroit.org
&
21885 Dunham Road  Suite #9
Clinton Twp., MI  48036
Phone:  586-307-8984
&
Chinese Community Center
32585 Concord Drive
Madison Hts., MI  48071
Phone: 248-585-9343
ACA is proud to provide services and programs that help strengthen
and enhance the well-being of the community. ACA is a non-profit organization.



DETROIT & METRO DETROIT

Immigration Legal Services Strategic Partnership
Archdiocese of Detroit Refuge Services
5575 Conner #104
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone: 586-416-1113
Website: www.aodonline.org
Provides services in the following areas:
Archdiocese of Detroit Refugee Services Offices works with the newest
residents of the Detroit Metro region to help ease their transition and
welcome them as Jesus would have done. They provide the above
services as well as translation and housing assistance, transportation,
referrals for ESL classes, medical and other refuge benefits, employment
services, advocacy for refugees and community education on refugee
resettlement. 


WELCOME MAT DETROIT        
Immigrant Integration Network
111 E. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone:  313-387-8600
Email: 
Website: www.welcomematdetroit.org
Mission
WELCOME MAT Detroit is committed to strengthening communities and service
capacity by broadening access to and knowledge of services and resources,
fostering a welcoming atmosphere for all, and building capacity of immigrant
service providers.
Background
Immigrants and refugees come to the United States today from everywhere
around the world. Metropolitan Detroit, with a foreign born population of
more than 400,000, has the second largest immigrant population in the
Great Lakes region. Yet immigration leaves behind one's past for the new. 
Thus, to thrive, immigrants need access to resources, vital services and
culturally sensitive service providers. The WELCOME MAT Detroit catalogs
a robust network of social service providers in the region and makes it as
simple as possible for immigrants to decide which provider is best suited
for them. With the information possible through the Welcome Mat, new
connections and communities can be developed.In addition to providing
immigrants with a searchable and browable database of service providers,
WELCOME MAT Detroit fosters collaboration between these providers. With
WELCOME MAT Detroit as a centralized organizer, agencies can share services
and make referrals when appropriate.  A fuller knowledge of what is available
identifies gaps in essential services and creates opportunities for providers
to fill them in cooperation with one another. WELCOME MAT Detroit also
facilitates opportunities for service providers with shared needs for develop-
ment to develop joint funding proposals.


Freedom House
2630 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI  48216
Phone:  313-964-4320
Email: info@freedomhousedetroit.org
Website:  www.freedomhousedetroit.org
Freedom House Detroit is a temporary home for indigent survivors of persecution
from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada.
Our mission is to uphold a fundamental American principle, one inscribed on the
base of the Statue of Liberty, providing safety for those “yearning to breathe free".
Guided by our belief that all persons deserve to live free from oppression and to
be treated with justice, compassion and dignity, we offer a continuum of care and
services to our residents as well as to other refugeesin need. We advocate for
systemic change that more fully recognizes the rights of asylum seekers.
in 2012 we became a formal partner in the Northern Tier Anti-Trafficking
Consortium servicing victims of human trafficking.


ANGEL HOUSE  
Mailing Address:                            
3319 Greenfield  #260
Dearborn, Michigan  48120-1212
Physical Address:
2600 Saulino Court
Dearborn, Michigan   48120-1212
Phone:  313-894-2522
E-mail: angelhouseinfo@gmail.com
Website:  www.angelhouse.org
Angel House is a multicultural organization reaching out to the immigrant
community in the areas of social, family, vocational, and physical needs,
through services in education, health, and counseling. We provide a
wide range of opportunities in volunteerism and outreach, as well as
education in Arab culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant
community. Our location within the largest Middle Eastern population
in North America provides a unique immersion experience within this
vibrant yet isolated ethnic community. With the high level of personal
interaction, small class size, and caring volunteer staff, Angel House
prides itself on its community building and support, though mainly
focusing on the personal needs of our individual students. Offers a
wide variety of services!


SAMARITAS   (formerly Lutheran Social Services of Michigan)                        
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI  48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Email: info@samaritas.org
Website:
https://www.samaritas.org/Family-Connections/New-Americans
As the largest refugee resettlement agency in the state and fourth largest
in the nation, Samaritas has resettled thousands of people from dozens
of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Central and South
America. Samaritas has been the Michigan affiliate of Lutheran Immigration
and Refugee Service since the 1950s. In 2002, Samaritas became the Michigan
affiliate of Episcopal Migration Ministries as well.


ACCESS
2651 Saulino Court
Dearborn, MI  48120
Phone:  313-842-7010
Website: www.accesscommunity.org
AND
ACCESS One-Stop Employment & Human Service Center
Social Services Department
6451 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI  48126
Phone: 313-945-8380
Email:  gsaba@accesscommunity.org   George Saba, Immigration Supervisor
Email:  hkhraizat@accesscommunity.org   Hind Khraizat, Immigration Service & Support
Website:
https://www.accesscommunity.org/human-services/immigration-and-citizenship
ACCESS strives to enable and empower individuals, families and communities
to lead informed, productive and culturally sensitive lives. As a nonprofit model
of excellence, we honor our Arab American heritage through community-building
and service to those in need, of every heritage. ACCESS is a strong advocate
for cultural and social entrepreneurship imbued with the values of community
service, healthy lifestyles, education and philanthropy. 
Offers a WIDE variety of services!


North American Indian Association of Detroit
22720 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI  48239
Phone:  313-535-2966
Email:  info@NAIADetroit.org
Website:  www.NAIADetroit.org
NAIA is a contractor for the United States Department of Labor, delivering
Employment and Training Services and Education Services under the Work-
force Investment Act, Indian and Native American Programs (WIA-INAP) to
Native Americans in our designated service area of Wayne County.
Eligibility Requirements:
Must be able to produce residency in Wayne County. Must be able to document
a minimum of ¼ Blood Quantum of Native American or Alaska Native ancestries
from either a U.S. Federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe or status
identification from a Canadian tribe in the form of a Band Letter or status card.
Locations:
Over the past several years NAIA has only offered our WIA services here at our
center, however you will also be able to sign up at our satellite location over at
AIHFS twice a month. Scheduled times will be posted on the calendar page for
your convenience. Also this year, you do not need an appointment, just come
in during normal business hours and we will be sure to help you.


Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development Inc.  (LA SED)
4138 W. Vernor Highway
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-554-2025
Website:  www.lasedinc.org
LA SED's Administrative and Family Service Center offers a wide range
of programs and houses a variety of service agencies. Our staff assesses
the needs of the individuals and strives to provide them with assistance
to resolve their particular need.
Services Include:


Southwest Solutions
1700 Waterman Avenue
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-297-1376
Website:  www.swsol.org
AND
Website:  http://www.swsol.org/english-language-learners-program-ellp
This organization offers a WIDE variety of services; too many to list here!



MACOMB COUNTY

See Catholic Social Services of Southeastern Michigan at the top of the page!



MONROE COUNTY

See Catholic Social Services of Southeastern Michigan at the top of the page!




OAKLAND COUNTY

Chaldean Community Foundation
30095 Northwestern Highway    Suite 101
Farmington Hills, MI  48334
Phone: 248-851-1200
AND
3601 15 Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI  48310
Phone: 586-722-7253
Email:
Website: http://www.chaldeanfoundation.org
Core programs of the Chaldean Community Foundation include:
Refugee Acculturation Sustainability and Training (RAST)
Helps refugees and others acculturate and become less dependent on federal
and state subsidies and services
Refugee Mental Health
Supplies much-needed mental health referral  services to refugees and others
in Southeast Michigan
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teaches individuals  English through a partnership with  Macomb Community 
College
Beaking Barriers
Provides assistance and advocacy to the disabled and respite to caregivers.
Braille ESL Acculturation Mobility  (B.E.A.M.) Program
Helps better equip those with  visual impairments to live independent lives
Hard of Hearing, ESL, American Sign Language, Life Skills (H.E.A.L.) Program
Helps better  equip those with  hearing impairments to live independent lives
Immigration
Helps individuals apply for lawful permanent resident status and to become
naturalized citizens
U.S. Naturalization Courses
Instruction and training for successful completion of the U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services (USCIS) Naturalization Examination
Career Services
Provides job search, training and placement
Certified Healthcare Navigators
On-site to enroll individuals in the Affordable Care Act and Healthy Michigan
Plan  (Funded entirely through community donations)
Cultural Competency Trainings
Provides education and information to community, health and government
organizations on and about the Chaldean community
Project Bismutha (the “act of healing”)
Provides free or reduced-cost healthcare to Iraqi Christian and Chaldean
refugees without medical insurance through the Chaldean American
Association for Health Professionals. (Funded entirely through community
donations)
Chaldean Loan Fund
Provides low-interest loans to help refugees purchase a car
(Funded entirely  through community donations)
Academic and Endowed Scholarship Programs
Provides financial aid assistance for Chaldean students to help meet the
escalating costs of education. (Funded entirely through community donations)
Giving Hearts
Philanthropic Chaldean women’s collaboration in memory of the late Vivian
Esshaki Shouneyia. Legacy project committed to alleviating the financial
duress related to medical care expenses and burdens of breast cancer.
(Funded entirely through community donations)
Waad Murad Advocacy Fund
Memorial fund that offers a reward for information that leads to the arrest
and conviction of the assailant(s) of violent crimes perpetuated against
Chaldean businesspeople. (Funded entirely through community donations).


Arab-American and Chaldean Council (A.C.C.) 
Administrative Office:  
363 W. Big Beaver Road  Suite 300
Troy, MI  48084
Phone:  248-5591990
Website:  www.myacc.org
In 1979, ACC opened a one person office, housed within the International
Institute in Detroit, and served 421 clients during its first year of operation.
Currently, ACC provides over 500,000 services annually to those in need
through its 40 outreach officesOffers a WIDE variety of services!


St Thomas Chaldean Church
Adopt-a-Refugee Family Program                
6900 W Maple Rd
West BloomfieldTownship, MI  48323
Phone: 248-788-2460
Website:  www.stthomascc.org
The Adopt-a-Refugee Family program has been successfully working
with the Jesuits to aid these refugees for years.


Centro Multicultural La Familia
35 W. Huron  Suite #500
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-858-7800
Email: info@centromulticultural.org  
Website:  www.centromulticultral.org
"Our Mission is to provide culturally-competent support services to families
in a holistic approach in order to improve their quality of life."
We Provide Spanish & English:


Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
Central Office:
196 Cesar Chavez Ave.
PO Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598  OR Toll-free 1-800-482-9250
Phone:  248-209-2600
Email:  info@olhsa.org
Website:  www.olhsa.org
AND
South Office (Oakland County)
1956 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI 48220-1719
Phone: 248-542-5860
AND
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River   Suite 107
Howell, MI  48843-7574
Phone: 586-546-8500
Email:  livingston@olhsa.org
OLHSA is the largest private nonprofit agency delivering human services
to Oakland and Livingston Counties. We welcome those in need with
a comprehensive set of services, focusing on meeting the basic needs
of senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and people suffering from
economic hardship. Our broad range of connected services empowered
more than 20,000 clients last year to reach or maintain self-sufficiency.
Our services address specific needs in Oakland and Livingston County
communities.  Has many mobile offices too!



WASHTENAW COUNTY

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
6735 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
Phone:  888-902-4673
Website:  www.jewishdetroit.org
As the major instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement
in the Detroit area, we are a community-driven organization committed
to taking care of the needs of the Jewish People and building a vibrant
Jewish future, in Metropolitan Detroit, in Israel and around the world.


Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
2245 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48104
Phone:  734-769-0209
Email: info@jfsannarbor.org
Website:  www.jfsannarbor.org
JFS offers low-cost assistance with a wide range of Immigration Services including
Green Card and citizenship applications, preparation of affidavits of invitation,
relationship and support for individuals interested in bringing relatives to the U.S.,
adoption-related legal paperwork, translation of legal paperwork, translations of legal documents, as well as inquiry and advocacy services for application status tracking.
AND
Resettlement Client Career Services
To accommodate the special needs of our resettlement clients, JFS has career services designed specifically for refugee/immigrant groups. The program offers a unique approach
to pre-employment training and job development of participants. Career counseling for resettlement clients provides an understanding of the ethics and policies of the American
labor market, enabling clients to comfortably enter the workforce. Facilitated by bi-lingual
staff and volunteers, this program provides a sensitive and supportive environment in
which participants may reach their potential through successful employment.  JFS is a subcontractor for the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED).  JFS Employment Services are accredited by CARF International.
AND
New Americans Community Club:
The JFS New Americans Community Club (NACC) combines social support with practical assistance for foreign-born older adults. We help these new neighbors access social and medical services, plus direct psychological support, so that the members can successfully integrate into the greater Ann Arbor community. We offer services in English and Russian
and include translation, English as a Second Language classes, emergency financial assistance, resource advocacy, case management, and cultural programs. Intake services
are offered in English and in Russian on an on-going basis and additional translating services are available, as needed.  During the intake process, clients are presented with options available from an array programs and services.
NACC currently provides assistance in the following areas:
•Case Management / Social Services
•Housing Referrals /Discounts
•Emergency Financial Assistance
•Burial Services Assistance
•Referrals/ Resource Advocacy
•Transportation
•Interpretation/Translation Services
•Assistance with issues related to immigration and naturalization
•English as a Second Language Program
•Language Partnership Program
•Vocational Services
(working in partnership with the Senior Aide program in Washtenaw County)
•Meals-On-Wheels referrals and arrangements
•Friendly Home Visits
•The Professional Clothes Closet / Food Pantry Program
•Therapeutic and mutual help group participation
•Short and long term counseling
•Health education
•Cultural and other educational program
•Field trips



























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This page was last updated: September 10, 2017