Other Resources for Immigrants
This page contains information about various organizations and resources available to immigrants both in Kansas City and across the country.
Esta página contiene información sobre varias organizaciones y recursos disponibles para inmigrantes.
Neighborhood Justice Center
Neighborhood Justice Center is a legal clinic based at St. Francis Xavier that, through volunteer attorneys, provides free legal services to those who cannot afford to pay. Our clinic has been approved by the Missouri Bar Assn. for its Pro Bono Legal Program but is an independent legal clinic established as a Not-For-Profit Corporation registered with the Missouri Secretary of State. They generally draw our clients from the food pantries or offices at SFX and St. Therese Little Flower Parish but also receive referrals from other sources such as the Don Bosco Center.
Global FC (Futbol Community) originated as a community development project as the hysteria around refugee resettlement was brewing in our country and around the world. Global FC became a response in Kansas City on how to bridge the gap between debating, protesting and actually implementing action in the local community.
The mission of Vibrant Health is to provide access to respectful, empowering, culturally sensitive and appropriate high-quality health care for the community, regardless of socio-economic obstacles. They pursue this mission through the delivery of equitable, “whole” person care for children and adults. In addition to primary medical, dental, behavioral health and women’s health services, Vibrant Health provides community outreach services, school-based preventive oral health services and school-based behavioral health services.
Innovation Law Lab
Innovation Law Lab was founded to harness the power of technology, law, and activism all in a single organization to end the mass incarceration of children and mothers in secret jails and inhumane conditions. Innovation Law Lab leverages the work of coders, lawyers, and activists in order to end isolation and exploitation of immigrants and refugees, build permanent pathways to immigrant inclusion, and advance justice.
Metropolitan Community College
Find assistance for new, transfer and current international students who are studying in the U.S.
The MICA Project
The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project) is a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice. The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organizing, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities.
KU School of Law
The KU School of Law Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) is a collaboration between the KU School of Law and two health systems: The University of Kansas Health System at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, and LMH Health in Lawrence. Under the supervision of experienced MLP attorneys, students assist in providing free transactional legal assistance to low-income patients and their families.
The Clinic at Sharma Crawford
The Clinic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides low-income individuals and families facing immigration removal proceedings with the U.S. Immigration Court, access to quality pro bono or discounted fee legal representation. The Clinic has one full-time attorney and one full-time assistant but is supported by a group of dedicated and diverse group of Board members who ensure that The Clinic remains true to its mission.
Legal Aid of Western Missouri
Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least. With offices in Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph and Warrensburg, we serve a 40-county area where 295,000 people live in poverty.
Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund (MFAF)
Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund (MFAF) is based in Kansas City, Missouri. MFAF serves and empowers Missouri's migrant and seasonal farmworkers. MFAF's staff meet with migrant farmworkers when they first arrive at the orchards in late summer to determine their eligibility for public benefits, for medical and dental services, and to complete school enrollment forms. From then until workers migrate elsewhere, MFAF seeks to meet critical needs and assist with a variety of health and other issues. For those families that settle in the area, ongoing assistance is provided.
The mission of El Centro, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, is “strengthening communities and improving lives of Latinos and others through educational, social, and economic opportunities.” Their programming includes the Senior Day Program, The Academy for Children (a dual-language Pre-K program), workshops on money-management and home ownership, health education and healthy living outreach through Promotoras de Salud (Health Promoters) volunteers, health navigation and intervention, and policy and advocacy efforts for issues of special interest to the community.
Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE)
The mission of Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment (RISE) is to connect immigrant populations with the quality services, resources and lifelong learning opportunities of the Library through outreach, education, and advocacy.