Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services
Middlesex and Suffolk
Catholic Charities agencies throughout the United States are responding to the needs of victims of violence and human trafficking. RIS received a multi-year federal grant that has enabled us to establish a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit within our Immigration Legal Services program. This unit is able to serve immigrant victims of domestic violence through a holistic approach that provides legal immigration services, safety planning, emergency shelter, counseling, crisis intervention, and access to public benefits. Immigration legal service professionals along with project partners provided services to over 200 victims of violence throughout 2005.