Refugee and Anti-Trafficking Services
Refugee and Anti-Trafficking Services provide quality services to refugees, asylees, parolees, unaccompanied refugee minors, and victims of human trafficking. Our services are oriented to cover the basic needs of the newly-arrived clients and to promote self-sufficiency by making plans for resettlement.
Immigration Services provides assistance with citizenship, visa extensions, green card renewals, work authorization, applications for family visas, and translations of legal documents. Immigration legal services include domestic violence and VAWA cases, asylum cases and Cuban adjustment cases for indigent clients.
Hispanic Apostolate Immigration Services (504) 457-3462
Immigration legal services for survivors of domestic abuse, crime, and persecution through the Family Justice Center (504) 310-8765
Hispanic Apostolate Community Services (Click for En Español)
Catholic Charities’ Hispanic Apostolate Community Services has been serving the Hispanic community in New Orleans since 1972.Our mission is to help immigrants become independent, productive, and integral members of our society, respecting the dignity and potential of each human person.
We are the leader in providing direct client services, community outreach and advocacy to the Hispanic community.
2505 Maine Avenue, Metairie, LA 70003
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM
Main: (504) 457-3462 Fax (504) 523-6962
Hispanic Apostolate Community Services provides these services:
Emergency Assistance (504) 310-6862
The emergency assistance office provides case management services to individuals and families in crisis or in emergency situations. We assist clients based on the resources available. Our office works in collaboration with public and private agencies and church parishes in order to meet the client’s needs.
Immigration Services (504) 310-6889, (504) 310-6874
Our immigration office is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide a broad range of immigration counseling and representation to immigrants and their families. We help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law, and to complete the immigration process successfully.
Translation Services (504) 310-6899
This office offers translation services of legal documents and birth certificates in general. The documents are certified in-house.
Job Services (504) 310-6886
We serve as liaison between employers and individuals seeking employment. We assist with resume writing, job applications and job interview skills. Employers submit job openings to our office and our staff refers clients to them based on experience, education, and skills. All clients must present the necessary documentation indicating that they can work in the U.S.
Latino Health Access Network (Health Promoters 504-736-5047, 504-736-5048)
LHAN’s mission is to improve the access to primary medical care to uninsured and underinsured Hispanics. Our health promoters connect clients with health services and assist them in accessing health care from a range of medical care providers and community organizations.
Tax Preparation Services (504) 310-6866
We provide tax preparation services, assist with ITIN Number applications and, in partnership with the IRS, implement workshops and seminars regarding tax services, regulations, and issues/ tax concerns which impact and educate the community.
ESL/Citizenship Classes (504-722-5692)
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes serve hundreds of adult learners annually and operate in 6 sites throughout Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Tammany parishes. Both morning and evening classes are offered in order to accommodate all work schedules, and 100% of instructors are volunteers. Our ESL and Citizenship classes provide a key component for integrating into the American society for both immigrants who have recently arrived and those who have been in this country for several years.
Weekly Radio Show (504) 310-6866
We present a 30-minute radio program with the collaboration of a local Hispanic station WFNO La Raza 830am/La Mega 107.5fm. The guests are interviewed on various topics/segments to provide information to the community about services available, current issues, and the efforts of special service of public assistance and outreach efforts. This is a segment sponsored by the radio station.
Workers’ Rights (504) 310-6895
In collaboration with Loyola Law Clinic and the Pro Bono Project, we offer a weekly Wage Claim Clinic for individuals who have been victims of wage theft and would like legal assistance to reclaim the money they are owed. We assist workers in navigating the legal system and offer mediation if necessary. We inform and educate workers about their rights and also raise awareness about workers’ rights among law enforcement, attorneys, and other agencies.
Hispanic Public Safety Initiative (504) 310-6895
The Hispanic Public Safety Initiative was launched in May 2008 with the goal of improving overall public safety by strengthening relations between the Latino community and law enforcement. We provide information on crime prevention, reporting crimes, and cultural awareness to the Hispanic community.
Housing Counseling (504-310-6922)
We provide information and guidance to families who are either considering the purchase of a home for the first time or who are in the process of foreclosure by explaining financing options, encouraging financial planning and good money management, and more.