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.
Della Lamb Community Services has played an important role in the development of Kansas City. During its 120+ years in an ever-changing world, Della Lamb has developed a network of services which move children and families out of poverty and toward an improved quality of life and, ultimately, to self-sufficiency. DLCS serves the needs of more than 1,500 low-income or vulnerable families in northeast Kansas City, Missouri and the urban core. This includes rent and utility assistance, food, and other emergency services. These are among the most vital and the most basics human needs.
KC for Refugees
KC for Refugees welcomes and supports those who have fled their home countries and settle here in the greater Kansas City area. The organization unites individuals, groups and institutions whose goal is to welcome refugees and assist them to become new Americans. Their primary goal is to walk with refugees so they become independent, secure and self-sufficient as quickly as possible.
Jewish Vocational Services
JVS immigration counselors work one-on-one with refugees and immigrants to complete family-based immigration applications, applications to adjust to permanent resident status, and naturalization applications. They also assist with applying for some humanitarian-based immigration benefits. Their citizenship services fully integrate immigrants into Kansas City’s society so they can have all the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
The Family Support Center is available to low-income individuals and families who need food or assistance with basic utility payments, housing, clothing or medical prescriptions. But the help goes beyond meeting immediate needs. An on-site case manager works to identify solutions and resources that will lead to long-term change and refers clients to the Asylum Clinic on that basis.
Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation
AIRR is striving to create a network that supports and empowers the undocumented immigrant community in the greater Kansas City area. The network provides tools and resources for people to be able to navigate their lives with confidence and pride. No person should live in fear of being torn apart from their family or home.