We connect our clients to social services and other vital resources in their neighborhoods and in their languages.
By providing social services to our clients, we help them stabilize their day-to-day lives and promote their safety and well-being as they pursue justice in the legal system.
During this period of uncertainty, our clients often need access to:
- Food pantries;
- Emergency shelters and housing;
- Medical services and medical debt forgiveness programs;
- Public benefits;
- Employment services;
- English and vocational classes; and
- Referrals for legal services that are outside our scope.
In addition to addressing our clients’ immediate physical needs, we also prioritize their mental and emotional well-being by providing regular:
- Safety planning;
- Supportive counseling; and
- Mental health screenings.
We also conduct outreach and training, in partnership with the communities we serve and other advocates, to increase immigrant women and girls’ access to culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed services. To this end, our social services staff participate in a number of regional coalitions and help inform our local and national advocacy efforts.
Working from a client-centered, strengths-based perspective, our ultimate goal in our social services programs is to empower our clients to make thoughtful and life-fulfilling decisions that help them to achieve stable, violence-free futures for themselves and their families.