My Sisters’ Place, in partnership with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, will be hosting a free community education event on immigration relief and legal resources available for victims of crime and abuse.
Immigrants who have experienced abuse may face special challenges, including language and cultural barriers. There are laws in place to prevent someone’s immigration status from being used as a means of abuse and exploitation.
Service providers often play an important role in identifying and referring immigrants who may be eligible for immigration benefits. Other community partners may also feel more empowered to help themselves and loved ones by learning more about the resources available for immigrants who have experienced violence, domestic or otherwise.
The presentation will be held at the Center for Health Education (740 SW 9th St.) in Newport, on July 11, in English for service providers from 1-3 p.m., and in Spanish for the public from 5-7 p.m.
Catholic Charities, along with representatives from the Mexican Consulate and the law firm of Marandas and Sinlapasai, will be discussing domestic violence issues specific to immigrant populations, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the U Visa for crime victims, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).
Refreshments will be served, and speakers will be available after the presentations to answer questions or talk to attendees further about specific issues.
My Sisters’ Place welcomes all of Lincoln County to attend, at both the English or Spanish presentation, to learn more about resources available for immigrants who have experienced abuse or crime.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Gillian Losh at 541-574-9424 or email at