For newcomers to the US, many of whom do not speak English, the immigration process is complex and intimidating, and hope and help are often in short supply. But since 1996, the lawyers, staff, and volunteers at Just Neighbors have offered them in abundance, providing high-quality legal services to low-income and impoverished immigrants in Northern Virginia, helping them to navigate the immigration system and access the benefits to which they are entitled. Last year, JN provided reunification services to 402 families, secured employment authorization for 433 individuals, and achieved legal status for 233 survivors of domestic violence – enabling them to start a new life in a new country, free of dependence on their abusers. Experienced staff attorneys supervise all cases, prepare clients for interviews, and accompany them to meetings with immigration officials, ensuring that no one feels confused or alone. The goal is to help an increasing number of newcomers build their own capacity and resources – and become self-sufficient, stable, contributing members of the wider community. We are, after all, just neighbors.
Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County
Where They Operate: VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-Prince William County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: All
Ethnic Groups Served: Latino/Hispanic; Other
Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members; ; Low- to Moderate-Income
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Awards & Recognition
- De la desgracia a la salvaciÃ³n
Sat Feb 15 2014, El Tiempo Latino
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- $500k to $1 million
- The current budget for Just Neighbors is: Less than $500k
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