Get Involved

Consider the following ways to encounter and accompany immigrants and refugees in your community:

ADVOCATE

for legislation and policies that will benefit newcomers by writing letters and emails, and visiting your city, state, and federal government representatives.

ACCOMPANY NEWCOMERS

COURT ACCOMPANIMENT: serve as a volunteer to attend court hearings and other official proceedings in support of immigrants who are undocumented. Accompaniment volunteers provide moral support for the individual, and visible but silent testimony to court officials that the community is observing the proceedings. Volunteers are trained in advance, attend court in groups, and are not expected to provide any form of legal or social work advice.

Provide TRANSPORTATION (and interpretation if needed) for Grocery Shopping, Medical Appointments, School Meetings, Legal Appointments, etc.

Offer your SERVICES to help with everyday tasks such as navigating SEPTA, planning a Budget, getting an ID card or Driver’s License, opening a Bank Account, Moving and doing Repairs and other forms of financial literacy

ASSIST NEWCOMERS

with everyday tasks such as moving, navigating SEPTA, obtaining an ID or driver’s license, opening a bank account, doing repairs, or finding community resources.

Provide help finding and becoming enrolled with COMMUNITY RESOURCE PROVIDERS that work with, represent, or accompany immigrants and refugees:

  • Legal Services
  • Schools
  • Housing
  • Food Banks
  • Literacy and Adult Education
  • Religious Institutions
  • Day Care Programs
  • Social Services
  • Job Opportunities
  • Libraries and Cultural Organizations

MAKE A DONATION

to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in crisis; of new and gently used furniture or housewares;
by purchasing gift cards for emergency food assistance.