Immigration and Refugee Services in New Orleans

Immigration & Refugee Services

We’re continuing all services for clients except those that absolutely require an in-person group service model, namely the legal clinic for new intakes/legal consultations for new clients.

Everything else has transitioned to occur remotely. We’re continuing all our individual legal representation, case management, counseling, and employment and literacy services remotely.

Expanded or adapted initiatives that have already been implemented to respond to community needs right now including:

  • TeleHealth counseling by licensed clinicians in English and Spanish for client families experiencing crisis, stress/anxiety;
  • Individual follow-up with almost 500 refugee services clients on their employment status, employment/economic needs, and support to file for employment-related assistance as needed.
  • Individual ESL/family literacy/citizenship tutoring by video-conference.

Expanded or adapted initiatives that are planned for implementation next week to respond to community needs including:

  • Classroom based ESL classes through zoom video conference.
  • Updatable multi-lingual resource guide for immigrants shared with all key partners for use with the community.
  • Multi-lingual community resource orientation for immigrants directly invited through video-conference.
  • Remote bilingual wellness activities for families through video-conference (i.e. reflective practices, story time, etc.)

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans provides services to immigrants and refugees in the Greater New Orleans Area. Our Immigration Services staff help clients understand the immigration law, learn their rights under the law and complete the immigration process successfully. Our Refugee Services staff provide resettlement and self-sufficiency services to newly arrived refugees and other immigrants with humanitarian legal status.

Services include case management, employment assistance, cultural orientation, legal aid and more. Catholic Charities also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

Programs & Services

Immigration Services

Refugee Services

English as a Second Language and Citizenship Classes

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