Resources Update for Immigrants and Refugees: Free Immigration Legal Advice Clinic, ESL Classes and More
A DCHS CONNECT FEATURE
February 26, 2021--Each month, the Department of Community and Human Services will highlight new and existing resources for immigrants and refugees.
The City of Alexandria is home to more than 150,000 people from a rich diversity of backgrounds. The City is committed to providing a wide range of effective and essential safety net services to improve or maintain the well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all its residents, including the hundreds of refugees and immigrants we welcome into our community every year.
Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic is March 1-4
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is hosting its next Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic March 1-4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The clinic is open to anyone with U.S. immigration law questions, regardless of the residency of the caller; you do not need to live in D.C. to utilize this free service. During the clinic dates and hours of operation, call 202.780.2573 to be connected with a DC Bar Pro Bono Center staff member. If they are able to assist, callers will be connected with a pro bono attorney for brief legal advice only. Representation will not be provided through this service. View a flyer in English, Spanish and Amharic; additional languages available. The DC Pro Bono Center's quarterly Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic will also be held virtually on June 7-10 and September 20-23, 2021.
ESL Classes Starting March 30
Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) ESL classes start March 30 - June 18. Classes options include Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., or Monday-Thursday, 6:45 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Registration ends March 8. Register online.
Nurturing Parenting Program in Spanish, March 17 - May 12
Join other parents and share parenting insights, successes and challenges. This is a FREE virtual program on Wednesday's starting March 17 to May 12 (skipping March 31), 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Employment Coaching Series for Professional Immigrants
Lutheran Social Services plans on initiating a Virtual Employment Coaching Series for Professional Immigrants in the Spring, which will be hosted once a week by Mr. Charles King who is an Employment Services & Eligibility Assessment Coordinator at the Virginia Employment Commission Office. Sessions will be 1 hour or 1.5 hours long. To express interest in joining, please complete the survey.
Afghan Women’s Group
The Ethiopian Community Development Council is offering an Afghan Women’s Group via Zoom. This group provides an opportunity to make friends and gain support during the resettlement process and learn tips on living in the United States as an Afghan woman. Register online.
Learn more about additional resources and services for immigrants and refugees.