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Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan provides legal services to refugees, immigrants

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Justice for our Neighbors West Michigan who provides legal council and support to immigrants and refugees in the area
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About NPO Showcase

NPO Showcase highlights nonprofit and government organizations and the work that they're doing in our community. The program is a feature of GRTV, a service of the Community Media Center, with producer and host Adrian Hirsch. You can catch it on GRTV on Saturdays at 8 AM and 6 PM and can view past episodes on Grand Rapids Community Media Center website. If your nonprofit would like to be interviewed on NPO Showcase, please contact Adrian Hirsch.

Raquel Owens on NPO Showcase

Raquel Owens on NPO Showcase /GRTV

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Raquel Owens, Site Director from Justice For Our Neighbors West Michigan, discusses some of the options for our community's immigrant and refugee population. 

With the site headquarters located in Grand Rapids, and clinics in Holland, Kalamazoo, and Traverse City, JFON is able to provide resources to communities over a large geographical footprint. New clients are accepted by appointment, and have access to legal counsel, help retaining or maintaining a visa, assistance with naturalization or status changes, application for asylum, immigrant court representation, and a number of other services

JFON also partners with area organizations such as The Grand Rapids Pride Center, Bethany Christian Services, Thrive and more to ensure all community members have access to the resources they need. JFON has a number of volunteer opportunities for community members including clinic intake, translation services, form preparation and more. 

Check back next Wednesday for a new segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, featuring Wellspring Lutheran Services

NPO Showcase is just one of the many ways that the Community Media Center serves the nonprofit community. For information about this and other CMC services for nonprofits, or to schedule a future interview, contact Nonprofit Outreach Coordinator, Adrian Hirsch, at 616-459-4788 x105 or email [email protected].

 

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