Prepared families = Stronger communities

We know that many immigrant families feel fear that they could be separated due to emergencies such as detention or deportation, but we believe our communities and families are stronger when we are prepared. As a follow up to many Know Your Rights presentations that have been held since the change in U.S administration in January, we are hosting Family Safety Plan Nights. These free and open to the public events are an opportunity for immigrant parents to learn more about creating a family safety plan, temporary guardianship, and power of attorney.


On May 23, Immigrant Welcome Center held our first Family Safety Plan Night in collaboration with COIN (Coalition for Our Immigrant Neighbors), Kids’ Voice Indiana, Indiana Legal Services, and La Plaza, at the Newcomer Program of Indianapolis Public Schools.Fourteen families attended the workshop which began with an informational presentation by Aimee Heitz of Indiana Legal Services (ILS). After the presentation, families had the opportunities to meet with one of five volunteer attorneys.


Thank you to our volunteers, including Christina Trent, Drew Spear, Katie Blum, William Esquivel, Aimee Heitz (ILS), Julie Sommers Neuman (COIN), Lindsay Faulkenberg (Kids’ Voice), Rose Ohiami (La Plaza), Jessica Feeser (IPS) and the Newcomer Program staff, partner organizations, donors, and the families who came to create their family safety plan!
Upcoming Dates:
Sunday, June 11
6 to 8 pm
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
9900 East 191st Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
Thursday, June 29
6 to 8 pm
Hawthorne Community Center
2440 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Alicia Gómez, IWC Administrative Assistant, and Rose Ohiami, Community Resource Specialist at La Plaza and IWC Natural Helper, at Family Safety Plan Night on 5/23/17.

Alicia Gómez, IWC Administrative Assistant, and Rose Ohiami, Community Resource Specialist at La Plaza and IWC Natural Helper, at Family Safety Plan Night on 5/23/17.

Aimee Heitz, Directing Attorney of the Immigrants' and Language Rights Center at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., presents to families at Family Safety Plan Night on 5/23/17.

Aimee Heitz, Directing Attorney of the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center at Indiana Legal Services, Inc., presents to families at Family Safety Plan Night on 5/23/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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